Spontaneous resorption of a large cervical herniated nucleus pulposus.

  title={Spontaneous resorption of a large cervical herniated nucleus pulposus.},
  author={Gregory L. Cvetanovich and Andrew R. Hsu and Rachel M. Frank and Howard S. An and Gunnar B. J. Andersson},
  journal={American journal of orthopedics},
  volume={43 7},
The majority of patients with symptomatic herniated discs can be successfully and conservatively managed and can achieve clinical improvement without surgical intervention. Resorption of the herniated nucleus pulposus (HNP) is 1 conservative mechanism for clinical improvement. We present the case of a 76-year-old healthy man with acute cervical radicular right arm pain and positive Spurling test. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a large disc extrusion behind the C6 vertebral body… CONTINUE READING