Intervention Protocol

Surgical versus non-surgical treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis

  1. Fabio Zaina1,*,
  2. Christy Tomkins-Lane2,
  3. Eugene Carragee3,
  4. Stefano Negrini4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Back and Neck Group

Published Online: 12 DEC 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010264

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.

Author Information

  1. 1

    ISICO (Italian Scientific Spine Institute), Milan, Italy

  2. 2

    Mount Royal University, Department of Physical Education and Recreation, Calgary, AB, Canada

  3. 3

    Stanford University Clinics, Orthopaedic Spine Center, Redwood City, CA, USA

  4. 4

    University of Brescia - Don Gnocchi Foundation Milan, Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Brescia, Italy

*Fabio Zaina, ISICO (Italian Scientific Spine Institute), Via Roberto Bellarmino 13/1, Milan, 20141, Italy.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 12 DEC 2012




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  2. Abstract

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).