Either Surgery or Nonoperative Treatment Led to Improvement in Intervertebral Disc Herniation

Weinstein, J. N.; Tosteson, T. D.; Lurie, J. D.; Tosteson, A. N. A.; Hanscom, B.; Skinner, J. S.; Abdu, W. A.; Hilibrand, A. S.; Boden, S. D.; Deyo, R. A.; Mirza, Sohail K.
May 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;May2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 5, p1139
Academic Journal
The article presents information on the findings of a study on the effectiveness of surgery and nonoperative methods for the treatment of patients with intervertebral disc herniation and persistent symptoms. A randomized, controlled trial of 501 intervertebral disc herniation patients, with 2-year follow-up was conducted. Both surgery and nonoperative methods were found to equally effective in improving the condition of the patients under trial.


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