Study participants were 269 adults with radicular pain persisting three months or less; functional impairment with a score of at least 30 on the widely used Oswestry Disability Index score (which ranges from 0-100, with higher numbers indicating greater dysfunction); and a herniated disk
confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging.
Currently, open diskectomy and microdiskectomy (both involving removal of disk material through an incision) are used for treating the herniated disk
While on the disabled list with the elbow injury, Brown underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk
in his back.
For example, if the problem is a herniated disk
, it's quite possible that the herniation, when visualized with the patient in a supine position, could appear to be far less severe than it actually is, or it could disappear altogether.
Davis (UCLA) has been troubled by a herniated disk
, but he is expected to play.
says in the current (June) issue of Reader's Digest New Choices, "Studies have shown that an MRI or CT scan will show some 'problem' such as a herniated disk
or spinal stenosis in one out of three people with absolutely no symptoms of back pain," Turk says.
Trimedyne, which recently received FDA clearance to market its Holmium lasers for use in a new, minimally invasive laser procedure for treating lower back pain due to a herniated disk
, is a leading manufacturer of medical lasers for applications in orthopedics (arthroscopy) , urology (lithotripsy), ENT surgery, gynecology, gastrointestinal surgery and general surgery.
The Matadors also are without Hubinger's '97 replacement, Julio Alcala, who is recovering from surgery on a herniated disk
For one thing, he's laid up on a sofa with a herniated disk
in his back.
Reggie Robinson, a returning forward, began the season with a herniated disk