INCIDENCE OF SPONTANEOUS RESORPTION OF LUMBAR DISC HERNIATION: A META-ANALYSIS
Ming Zhong, Jin Tao Liu, Hong Jiang, Wen Mo, Peng-Fei Yu, Xiao Chun Li, and Rui Rui Xue
Physio Digest’s. (2018, Jan). Incidence of Spontaneous Resorption of Lumbar Disc Herniation: A Meta-Analysis. Retrieved from https://
Lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is the most common type of degenerative discogenic disease. It is mainly treated surgically or with conservative measures (1-3). Studies of acute LDH have found that 2 and 5 years after diagnosis there was little difference between patients who underwent surgery and those who did not (4-5). The literature has shown that conservative treatment of LDH has unique advantages, with the clinical symptoms of most patients diminished or even completely gone within a few weeks (6).