Surgery for sciatica should be optionalBMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.334.7605.1188-b (Published 07 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1188
Patients with enduring sciatica caused by a herniated intervertebral disc can have a microdiscectomy or more conservative treatment, with the option of later surgery if symptoms don't improve. After a year, the results were similar for both treatments in a recent trial. …
Log in using your username and password
Log in through your institution
Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days.
Sign up for a free trial