Type of Surgery

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Last updated: 02/17/2009

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BOOKS

American Psychiatric Association. "Somatoform Disorders." In Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 4th ed. Revised text. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association, 2000.

"Low Back Pain."...

In The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, edited by Mark H. Beers, MD, and Robert Berkow, MD. Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck Research Laboratories, 1999.

"Nerve Root Disorders." In The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, edited by Mark H. Beers, MD, and Robert Berkow, MD. Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck Research Laboratories, 1999.

"Osteoarthritis." In The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, edited by Mark H. Beers, MD, and Robert Berkow, MD. Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck Research Laboratories, 1999.

Pelletier, Kenneth R., MD. "Acupuncture." In The Best Alternative Medicine. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002.

Pelletier, Kenneth R., MD. "Chiropractic." In The Best Alternative Medicine. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002.


PERIODICALS

Aldrete, J. A. "Epidural Injections of Indomethacin for Post-laminectomy Syndrome: A Preliminary Report."Anesthesia and Analgesia 96 (February 2003): 463โ€“468.

Braverman, D. L., J. J. Ericken, R. V. Shah, and D. J. Franklin. "Interventions in Chronic Pain Management. 3. New Frontiers in Pain Management: Complementary Techniques."Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 84 (March 2003) (3 Suppl 1): S45โ€“S49.

Carlsson, C. P., and B. H. Sjolund. "Acupuncture for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Study with Long-Term Follow-Up."Clinical Journal of Pain 17 (December 2001): 296โ€“305.

Harvey, E., A. K. Burton, J. K. Moffett, and A. Breen. "Spinal Manipulation for Low-Back Pain: A Treatment Package Agreed to by the UK Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Physiotherapy Professional Associations."Manual Therapy 8 (February 2003): 46โ€“51.

Hurwitz, E. L., H. Morgenstern, P. Harber, et al. "A Randomized Trial of Medical Care With and Without Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Care With and Without Physical Modalities for Patients with Low Back Pain: 6-Month Follow-Up Outcomes from the UCLA Low Back Pain Study."Spine 27 (October 15, 2002): 2193โ€“2204.

Nasca, R. J. "Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Surgical Considerations."Journal of the Southern Orthopedic Association 11 (Fall 2002): 127โ€“134.

Pengel, H. M., C. G. Maher, and K. M. Refshauge. "Systematic Review of Conservative Interventions for Subacute Low Back Pain."Clinical Rehabilitation 16 (December 2002): 811โ€“820.

Sleigh, Bryan C., MD, and Ibrahim El Nihum, MD. "Lumbar Laminectomy."eMedicine. August 8, 2002 [cited May 3, 2003]. .

Wang, Michael Y., Barth A. Green, Sachin Shah, et al. "Complications Associated with Lumbar Stenosis Surgery in Patients Older Than 75 Years of Age."Neurosurgical Focus 14 (February 2003): 1โ€“4.


ORGANIZATIONS

American Academy of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgeons (AANOS). 2300 South Rancho Drive, Suite 202, Las Vegas, NV 89102. (702) 388-7390. .

American Academy of Neurology. 1080 Montreal Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55116. (800) 879-1960 or (651) 695-2717. .

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS). 6300 North River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018. (847) 823-7186 or (800) 346-AAOS. .

American Chiropractic Association. 1701 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209. (800) 986-4636. .

American Osteopathic Association (AOA). 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611. (800) 621-1773 or (312) 202-8000. .

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. (703)684-APTA or (800) 999-2782. .

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) Information Clearinghouse. National Institutes of Health, 1 AMS Circle, Bethesda, MD 20892. (301) 495-4484. TTY: (301) 565-2966. .


OTHER

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS). Back Pain Exercises. March 2000 [cited May 5, 2003]. .

American Physical Therapy Association. Taking Care of Your Back. 2003 [cited May 4, 2003]. .

Waddell, G., A. McIntosh, A. Hutchinson, et al. Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Acute Low Back Pain. London, UK: Royal College of General Practitioners, 2000.



 
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Laminectomy is a spine operation to remove the portion of the vertebral bone called the lamina. There are many variations of laminectomy, in the most minimal form small skin incisions are made, back muscles are pushed aside rather than cut, and the parts of the vertebra adjacent to the lamina are left intact. The traditional form of laminectomy (conventional laminectomy) excises much more than just the lamina, the entire posterior backbone is removed, along with overlying ligaments and muscles. The usual recovery period is very different depending on which type of laminectomy has been performed: days in the minimal procedure, and weeks to months with conventional open surgery.


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laminectomy

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