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Surgery appears to lead to better outcomes if there are ongoing symptoms after three to six months of conservative treatment. [29] Laminectomy is the most effective of the surgical treatments. [25] In those who worsen despite conservative treatments surgery leads to improvement in 60–70% of cases. [6] Another procedure using an interspinous distraction device known as X-STOP was less effective and more expensive when more than one spinal level is repaired. [25] Both surgical procedures are more expensive than medical management. [25]

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