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Restoration of disk height through non-surgical spinal decompression is associated with decreased discogenic low back pain: a retrospective cohort study

  • Christian C Apfel1, 5Email author,
  • Ozlem S Cakmakkaya1, 5,
  • William Martin2, 5,
  • Charlotte Richmond3, 5,
  • Alex Macario4, 5,
  • Elizabeth George1, 5,
  • Maximilian Schaefer1, 5 and
  • Joseph V Pergolizzi4, 5
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders201011:155

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2474-11-155

Received: 14 October 2009

Accepted: 8 July 2010

Published: 8 July 2010

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Original Submission
14 Oct 2009 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
27 Jan 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Leif Dahlberg
2 Feb 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Michael Norberg
2 Mar 2010 Author responded Author comments - Elizabeth George
Resubmission - Version 3
2 Mar 2010 Submitted Manuscript version 3
30 Mar 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Michael Norberg
19 Apr 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Leif Dahlberg
25 May 2010 Author responded Author comments - Elizabeth George
Resubmission - Version 4
25 May 2010 Submitted Manuscript version 4
Resubmission - Version 5
Submitted Manuscript version 5
1 Jun 2010 Author responded Author comments - Elizabeth George
Resubmission - Version 6
1 Jun 2010 Submitted Manuscript version 6
Publishing
8 Jul 2010 Editorially accepted
8 Jul 2010 Article published 10.1186/1471-2474-11-155

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Perioperative Clinical Research Core, Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, University of California San Francisco
(2)
Upper Valley Interventional Radiology
(3)
NEMA Research, Inc, Biomedical Research & Education Foundation, LLC
(4)
Departments of Anesthesia and Health Research and Policy, Stanford University
(5)
Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, & Department of Anesthesia, Georgetown University School of Medicine

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