Improvement in Pain after Lumbar Spine Surgery: The Role of Preoperative Expectations of Pain Relief Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee

abstract

  • Pain is not uncommon after lumbar surgery and is associated with a network of clinical, surgical, and psychological variables. This study provides evidence that patients' expectations about pain are an independent variable in this network. Because expectations are potentially modifiable this study supports addressing pain-related expectations with patients before surgery through discussions with surgeons and through formal preoperative patient education.

publication date

  • March 28, 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC5040610

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000383

PubMed ID

  • 27022672

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