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Clinical evaluation and treatment options for herniated lumbar disc.

@article{Humphreys1999ClinicalEA,
  title={Clinical evaluation and treatment options for herniated lumbar disc.},
  author={S. Humphreys and J. Eck},
  journal={American family physician},
  year={1999},
  volume={59 3},
  pages={
          575-82, 587-8
        }
}
Degeneration of the intervertebral disc from a combination of factors can result in herniation, particularly at the L4-5 and L5-S1 levels. The presence of pain, radiculopathy and other symptoms depends on the site and degree of herniation. A detailed history and careful physical examination, supplemented if necessary by magnetic resonance imaging, can differentiate a herniated lumbar disc from low back strain and other possible causes of similar symptoms. Most patients recover within four weeks… Expand
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