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Can We Predict Who Will Need Lumbar Spine Surgery?

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This paper was published May 2013 in the journal SPINE:

Early Predictors of Lumbar Spine Surgery After Occupational Back Injury

Results From a Prospective Study of Workers in Washington State

Objective. To identify early predictors of lumbar spine surgery within 3 years after occupational back injury.

Results. . .  Reduced odds of surgery were observed for those younger than 35 years, females, Hispanics, and those whose first provider was a chiropractor. Approximately 42.7% of workers who first saw a surgeon had surgery, in contrast to only 1.5% of those who [first] saw a chiropractor. . .

Conclusion. . . There was a very strong association between surgery and first provider seen for the injury even after adjustment for other important variables.

SPINE Volume 38, Number 11, pp 953-964 ©2013

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Author: Dr. Joan P Burrow

I am a Chiropractor/Naturopath, Mother (and [YEAH!] Grandmother), Daughter, Sister, Benedictine Oblate (Monastery of St. Gertrude, Cottonwood, ID), IACP Secretary, Civic Theatre Volunteer. Some days I'm better at juggling than others. My mission is to change lives, and I am eternally blessed. My vocation (what I do to earn my living) and avocation (what I do that brings me pleasure) are the same. I get to witness miracles every day.

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