Korean J Pain.  2005 Jun;18(1):56-59. 10.3344/kjp.2005.18.1.56.

The Spontaneous Resorption of Herniated Lumbar Disc: A case report

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea. demoon@catholic.ac.kr

Abstract

The most effective treatment methods for a herniated lumbar disc remain questionable. This report follows the patients course, from the onset of pain through the completion of the non-surgical treatment, and shows that a lumbar herniated disc, with radiculopathy, can be successfully treated with a non-surgical approach. This report discusses the possible explanations for disc resorption: retraction into the intervertebral space, dehydration/shrinkage and resorption due to an inflammatory reaction. A non-surgical approach can be an effective treatment option for a herniated lumbar disc.

Keyword

herniated lumbar disc; non-surgical treatment; spontaneous resorption

MeSH Terms

Humans
Intervertebral Disc Displacement
Radiculopathy
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