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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Studies: Surgery no better for sciatica (AP)

AP - Two big government-funded studies on back surgery for painful herniated disks show no clear-cut reason to choose an operation over other treatment. The pain and physical function of the patients who were suffering from a condition called sciatica improved significantly after two years whether or not they had surgery. However neither strategy offered complete relief.


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