Spontaneously disappearing lumbar disc protrusion

Br J Gen Pract. 2008 Sep;58(554):646-7. doi: 10.3399/bjgp08X341968.

Abstract

Spontaneous disappearance of a herniated lumbar disc is known to occur. This case study describes a 45-year-old patient whose symptoms of lumbar radiculopathy resolved and follow-up imaging showed complete disappearance of the disc prolapse. This phenomenon strengthens the role of conservative treatment in the management of lumbar disc protrusions.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intervertebral Disc Displacement / pathology*
  • Lumbar Vertebrae / pathology*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
  • Middle Aged
  • Remission, Spontaneous