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Conservative Treatments

  • F. Postacchini
  • I. Caruso
  • V. M. Saraceni

Abstract

The natural history of a pathologic condition may be analyzed from two different points of view: natural evolution of clinical signs and symptoms, and natural evolution of the pathomorphologic changes. In either case, the patients under study should not be submitted to any treatment. However, whilst the clinical natural history may be, to some extent, affected by any conservative treatment, the pathomorphologic natural evolution is not presumably influenced by most conservative treatments currently carried out in patients with disc herniation. Regarding the latter aspect, therefore, also clinical studies including patients submitted to treatments with no known effects on the pathologic changes of the disc may be reliable.

Keywords

Lumbar Spine Disc Herniation Lumbar Disc Lumbar Disc Herniation Lumbar Lordosis 
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