Published in Surgery Litigation and Law Weekly, May 14th, 2004
According to a study published in the April 2004 issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, about half of these slipped discs, also known as lumbar disc herniations, can be treated successfully with epidural steroid injections instead of surgery.
For 3 years, orthopedic surgeon Glenn R. Buttermann, MD, of the Midwest Spine Institute in Stillwater, Minnesota, studied 100 patients with large herniations of discs in the lumbar region that did not respond to noninvasive treatment. Half of these patients received...
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