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Papers: 8 May 2021 - 14 May 2021

Human Studies


Pain Rep



Momentary pain assessments reveal benefits of endoscopic discectomy: a prospective cohort study.


Wakaizumi K, Wu B, Huang S, Fan L, Shen B, Wu B, Zhang J, Baliki MN, Apkarian VA, Huang L
Pain Rep. 2021; 6(1):e906.
PMID: 33981932.


Lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is a common back disorder that evokes back and/or leg pain. Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) is a minimally invasive surgery for patients with LDH. However, there is little evidence of effectiveness of PELD compared with conservative treatments.