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A prospective trial of mechanical physiotherapy for lumbar disk prolapse.

Abstract:

Fifty consecutive patients with neuroradiologically confirmed lumbar disk prolapse, who responded to the first five daily physiotherapy sessions with pain centralization, were prospectively treated with mechanical physiotherapy (McKenzie). At a median follow-up of 55 weeks, there were high rates of patient satisfaction, recovery from neurological deficits, and employment, and a low rate of surgical interventions. Mechanical physiotherapy is thus a useful diagnostic tool and an effective treat...

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10.1007/s00415-003-1077-1

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Journal:
Journal of neurology
Volume:
250
Issue:
6
Pages:
746-749
Publication date:
2003-06-01
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EISSN:
1432-1459
ISSN:
0340-5354
Source identifiers:
241860
Language:
English
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pubs:241860
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uuid:570d3027-6584-4336-a6a1-18f86d0e46c7
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pubs:241860
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2012-12-19

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