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Common Surgical Procedures for Lumbar Back Pain

Microdiscectomy and More

Jack Stern, MD, PhD, Neurosurgeon and Spine Specialist, discusses the most common surgical procedures for lumbar back pain

A microdiscectomy is the most common surgical procedure in the lumbar spine. Indications for surgery are the development of bowel or bladder complications or significant muscle weakness.

References and Resources
Chang SS, Fu TS, Liang YC, Lia PL, Niu CC, Chen LH, Chen WJ.
Results of Microendoscopic Discectomy Performed in the 26 Cases with a Minimum 3 Years Follow-up.
Chang Gung Med J. 2009 Jan-Feb;32(1):89-97.

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