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