Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 7: intractable low-back pain without stenosis or spondylolisthesis.

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  • Class I medical evidence exists in support of the use of lumbar fusion as a treatment standard for carefully selected patients with low-back pain intractable to the best medical management. There is Class III medical evidence that suggests that a course of intensive cognitive and physical therapy may be an efficacious treatment option for the treatment of patients with chronic disabling low-back pain.
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    Author List

  • Resnick DK; Choudhri TF; Dailey AT; Groff MW; Khoo L; Matz PG; Mummaneni P; Watters WC; Wang J; Walters BC
  • Start Page

  • 670
  • End Page

  • 672
  • Volume

  • 2
  • Issue

  • 6