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The Pain & Therapy Bibliography, Record ID 5624

Resolution of Lumbar Disk Herniation without Surgery


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“Lumbar disk herniation has an uncertain natural history.” UNDERSTATEMENT. Check out these before/after pictures of a disk herniation that solved itself. Look closely where the arrow is pointing. Read the single paragraph description of the case. No scalpels were involved in this recovery. Now, did your concern level about disc herniations just drop 3 notches? Good, mission accomplished. File under “back pain rarely as bad as it feels.”


item type
an article on a website
authors
Jennifer Hong and Perry A Ball
link
https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1511194
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journal
NEJM.org
year
2016
month
Apr 21

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