Surgical versus non-surgical treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis
Editorial Group: Cochrane Back and Neck Group
Published Online: 12 DEC 2012
Copyright © 2012 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
How to Cite
Zaina F, Tomkins-Lane C, Carragee E, Negrini S. Surgical versus non-surgical treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD010264. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010264.
- Publication Status: New
- Published Online: 12 DEC 2012
This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:
The objective of this systematic review is to evaluate the effectiveness of different types of surgery compared with different types of non-surgical interventions in adults with symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis. The primary outcomes will be quality of life, disability, function and pain, yet complication rates and side effects will also be considered. Outcomes will be evaluated in the short-term, intermediate and long-term (six months, between six months and two years and five years or more).