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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Zehra Malik, M.B.B.S[2]


Surgery is rarely needed for back pain. Surgery may be required in patients with lumbar disc herniation, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, compression fracture. Surgical procedure include, diskectomy, laminectomy, joint fusion, artificial disks, interlaminar implant, vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, and nucleoplasty.


Surgery may sometimes be appropriate for patients. Types of back surgeries include:


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  2. Silvers, H. Roy; Lewis, P. Jeffrey; Asch, Harold L. (1993). "Decompressive lumbar laminectomy for spinal stenosis". Journal of Neurosurgery. 78 (5): 695–701. doi:10.3171/jns.1993.78.5.0695. ISSN 0022-3085.
  3. Owens, R. Kirk; Carreon, Leah Y.; Bisson, Erica F.; Bydon, Mohamad; Potts, Eric A.; Glassman, Steven D. (2018). "Back pain improves significantly following discectomy for lumbar disc herniation". The Spine Journal. 18 (9): 1632–1636. doi:10.1016/j.spinee.2018.02.014. ISSN 1529-9430.
  4. Jacobs, Wilco; Van der Gaag, Niels A; Tuschel, Alexander; de Kleuver, Marinus; Peul, Wilco; Verbout, AJ; Oner, F Cumhur (2012). "Total disc replacement for chronic back pain in the presence of disc degeneration". Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD008326.pub2. ISSN 1465-1858.
  5. Errico, Thomas J.; Kamerlink, Jonathan R.; Quirno, Martin; Samani, Jacques; Chomiak, Robert J. (2009). "Survivorship of coflex Interlaminar-Interspinous Implant". International Journal of Spine Surgery. 3 (2): 59–67. doi:10.1016/SASJ-2008-0027-RR. ISSN 2211-4599.
  6. Barr, John D.; Barr, Michelle S.; Lemley, Thomas J.; McCann, Richard M. (2000). "Percutaneous Vertebroplasty for Pain Relief and Spinal Stabilization". Spine. 25 (8): 923–928. doi:10.1097/00007632-200004150-00005. ISSN 0362-2436.
  7. Lee, Jung Hwan; Lee, Sang-Ho (2016). "Clinical Efficacy of Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Annuloplasty and Nucleoplasty for Treatment of Patients with Discogenic Low Back Pain". Pain Medicine: pnv120. doi:10.1093/pm/pnv120. ISSN 1526-2375.

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