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Lumbar Disc Herniation: Microdiscectomy Timing

October 24, 2011

Many patients ask me if there is such a thing as waiting “to long” before initiating treatment for lumbar disc herniations and sciatica.  Some recent data from the SPORT trial suggests that patients who begin treatment within 6 months of … Continue reading

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Surgical or Nonoperative Treatment for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

November 27, 2010

Surgical or Nonoperative Treatment for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis? A Randomized Controlled Trial Malmivaara et. al. Spine Volume 32, Number 1, pp1-8 In this study from Finland, 94 patients with lumbar spinal stenosis were randomly assigned to either surgical treatment or … Continue reading

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New Blog is up!

November 27, 2010

We are in the final stages of revising and updating our website MarkNelsonMD.com. Let us know what you think! – Mark Nelson, MD

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