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non-traumatic back pain

Body Mass Index and Smoking Status as Predictors of Progression to Surgery and Complications and Postoperative Pain in Non-traumatic Back Pain Patients

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.028
Pages: 
409–15
Synopsis: 
Positive smoking history leads to an increased risk of patients with non-traumatic back pain progressing to surgery. Surgical patients also have a higher postoperative complication rate. Higher body mass index leads to an increased risk of complication and postoperative pain.

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Accepted: 
12 May, 2017
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e-Published: 24 May, 2017
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