Lumbar Disk Herniation: Is Surgical Treatment Superior to Conservative Management?

Kuritzky, Louis
February 2007
Travel Medicine Advisor;Feb2007, Vol. 17 Issue 2, Special section p3
The article discusses research being done on lumbar disk herniation with reference to the study conducted by J. N. Weinstein et al, in a 2006 issue of the "Journal of the American Medical Association." The surgical intervention performed on study participants included open diskectomy while medical therapy included exercise, education and use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents. According to the article, results showed that surgery does not have advantage over conservative treatment.


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