Manipulation or Microdiskectomy for Sciatica? A Prospective Randomized Clinical Study

Sixty percent of patients with sciatica who had failed other medical management benefited from spinal manipulation to the same degree as if they underwent surgical intervention. Of 40% left unsatisfied, subsequent surgical intervention confers excellent outcome. Patients with symptomatic LDH failing medical management should consider spinal manipulation followed by surgery if warranted.Read the full text online (membership charges may apply) at the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.
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