Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Disability and Depression Improve after Lumbar Discectomy, But May Not Change for Other Causes of Back Pain

Scott D. Daffner 1 , *
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1 Department of Orthopaedics, West Virginia University School of Medicine, West Virginia, USA
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  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine: September 23, 2011, 1 (2); 100-101
  • Published Online: September 26, 2011
  • Article Type: Letter
  • Received: August 2, 2011
  • Revised: August 26, 2011
  • Accepted: August 28, 2011
  • DOI: 10.5812/kowsar.22287523.1996

To Cite: Daffner S D. Disability and Depression Improve after Lumbar Discectomy, But May Not Change for Other Causes of Back Pain, Anesth Pain Med. 2011 ; 1(2):100-101. doi: 10.5812/kowsar.22287523.1996.

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