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Korean J Pain. 2005 Jun;18(1):56-59. Korean. Case Report.
Kim YH , Moon DE , Park CM , Yoon JW .
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea.

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.

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