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Br J Gen Pract. 2008 Sep;58(554):646-7. doi: 10.3399/bjgp08X341968.

Spontaneously disappearing lumbar disc protrusion.

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Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire, Coventry.

Abstract

Spontaneous disappearance of a herniated lumbar disc is known to occur. This case study describes a 45-year-old patient whose symptoms of lumbar radiculopathy resolved and follow-up imaging showed complete disappearance of the disc prolapse. This phenomenon strengthens the role of conservative treatment in the management of lumbar disc protrusions.

PMID:
18801284
PMCID:
PMC2529204
DOI:
10.3399/bjgp08X341968
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