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Neurosurgical Evaluation For Patients With Chronic Lower Back Pain London Spine

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a major cause of disability in the USA, and it affects approximately 1 in 4 Americans. CLBP patients are commonly referred to or seek out neurosurgical evaluations and opinions for treatment and management.Lumbar Disc Replacement Expert. Best Spinal Surgeon UK

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Purpose of review: Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a major cause of disability in the USA, and it affects approximately 1 in 4 Americans. CLBP patients are commonly referred to or seek out neurosurgical evaluations and opinions for treatment and management.

Recent findings: Literature shows that only a minority of patients with CLBP may benefit from a surgical procedure. These patients that present to clinic often have been ailing for a considerable amount of time and are eager for effective treatment to alleviate pain. However, determining if a patient with CLBP is a surgical candidate is predicated upon having no success of pain relief with non-operative management. Patients with CLBP require thorough and adequate imaging, clinical exam, and diagnostic evaluation. When adequate non-operative management was provided, and proven fruitless, the patient may be considered an operative candidate. In this manuscript, a framework is presented for workup and evaluation of patients with CLBP.

Keywords: Arthrodesis; Chronic low back pain; Electromyography; Radiculopathy; Referred pain; Selective nerve root injection; Spinal fusion.

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Abstract Purpose of review: Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a major cause of disability in the USA, and it affects approximately 1 in 4 Americans. CLBP patients are commonly referred to or seek out neurosurgical evaluations and opinions for treatment and management. Recent findings: Literature shows that only a minority of patients with CLBP…

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