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Disc Herniation Resorption Rate
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Lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is the most common type of degenerative discogenic disease and can be treated surgically or conservatively.
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Zhong et al (2017), investigated the incidence of spontaneous resorption of LDHs with conservative treatment using meta-analysis.
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11 trials were included in the meta-analysis (Majority from Uk and Japan)
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RESULTS:
587 LDH patients managed conservatively and 380 experienced resorption.
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Incidence of spontaneous resorption after LDH:
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🌎 Overall - 66%
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🇬🇧 United Kingdom - 82.94% .
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🇯🇵 Japan - 62.58% .
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LIMITATIONS:
Data extracted from small number of sources.
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No randomized controlled trials met inclusion criteria. .
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CONCLUSIONS:
Conservative treatment may become the first choice for treating LDH. .
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The cost reduction should benefit patients and society. .
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Research on spontaneous resorption is sparse. Future studies are required to investigate phenomenon of spontaneous resorption of LDH. .
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SOURCE:
Zhong, et al. 2017. Incidence of Spontaneous Resorption of Lumbar Disc Herniation: A Meta-Analysis

15 Aug 2019

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  • @jojo.li0504

    @boy730911

    18 Oct 2019

  • @yvonne.connaughton

    L5,s1 disc bulge excruciating hip and leg pain alongside numbness in toes I’m normally extremely active they now put me on a lot of medication which is ruining me to be honest , options are epidural injection or surgical opinion ? This problem re occurs every now m then really affecting my life now ?

    17 Aug 2019

  • @ghealthrd1

    I would like to find some investigation about using the term degenerative disease. I dont think there is a disease that causes disk herniation. I propose that it is a mechanical force that causes disk to herniate not a disease. For example a degenerative disease for arteries is called atherosclerosis, a degenerative disease for an organ like liver is called hepatic cirrhosis. So what is the name of a degenerated disk ? None. Un even forces from vertebraes to the disk causes it to bulge. Whats your opinion @rehabscience ?

    16 Aug 2019

  • @franvanyurick

    Thanks, I’ve been looking for sources fir this kind of research. What are your thoughts on chiropractic (or other non surgical) treatment of a subluxated vertebrae so that the herniated disc that supports it may begin to reabsorb? I’m just speculating in search for non surgical options for my mother. Your opinion would be much appreciated ✨

    16 Aug 2019

  • @augrukas

    @tadasdievelis pasiskaityk

    16 Aug 2019

  • @cline9020

    What are your thoughts about lumbar disc sequestration?

    16 Aug 2019

  • @bethanyyreuter

    Timeline of resorption? How long until they re-imaged?

    15 Aug 2019

  • @physicaltherapyresearch

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    15 Aug 2019