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Surgery Seems Most Effective for Herniated Discs

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MONDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Married people benefit most from surgery for herniated spinal discs, according to a new study.

And, overall, researchers found that surgery is more effective than nonsurgical treatment options for herniated discs.

In the new study published in the Jan. 15 issue of Spine, Dartmouth Medical School researchers examined four years of data from the Spine Outcomes Research Trial, one of the largest clinical trials of surgery for spinal disorders, according to a...

MONDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Married people benefit most from surgery for herniated spinal discs, according to a new study.

And, overall, researchers found that surgery is more effective than nonsurgical treatment options for herniated...

Timing May Be Key to Successful Back Surgery

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Waiting longer than six months to repair herniated disc may hinder recovery, study says

FRIDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Delaying treatment for a herniated disc beyond six months may reduce your chances of recovery, new research finds.

A study of nearly 1,200 U.S. patients found that those treated within six months of first experiencing herniated lumbar disc symptoms had less pain and disability years later than those who waited longer to be treated.

The patients in the study were older...

Surgical Treatment within Six Months of Lumbar Disc Herniation Symptoms Associated with Improved Outcomes

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10/25/2011

Surgical Treatment within Six Months of Lumbar Disc Herniation Symptoms Associated with Improved Outcomes
Findings may help patients and doctors make more informed treatment decisions

Rosemont, Ill

A new study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) found that patients with herniated lumbar disc symptoms were significantly worse if the patients had symptoms for more than six months prior to treatment, compared to...