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Regression of lumbar disc herniation with a self-managed comprehensive exercise program: A case report

Dimitrije Kovac, Zarko Krkeljas.

Abstract
Background: Conservative therapeutic interventions may improve the regression of lumbar disc herniations, reducing the demand for surgical intervention. However, the vast number of conservative methods, variability in treatment combinations, including patient treatment preferences, delay the time-to-recovery and impact the recovery rates of patients. Current study presents the methods and outcomes of 15-week self-managed functional rehabilitation training.
Case presentation: Patient is a 40-year-old recreational female runner with L4-L5 disc herniation, which occurred after lifting a heavy object three weeks prior. After initial three weeks of rehabilitation program, patient’s pain reduced from 8/10 to 5/10 to VAS scale, and after 12 weeks of stabilization and functional program, patient has regained full functionality with pain score of 0/10 on VAS scale.
Conclusion: The presented case demonstrates that a self-managed functional rehabilitation exercise program may lead to regression of lumbar disc herniation and full reduction of symptoms after 15 weeks.

Key words: lumbar disc herniation, regression, exercise


 
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Kovac D, Krkeljas Z, . Regression of lumbar disc herniation with a self-managed comprehensive exercise program: A case report. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2022; 6(16): 86-88. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1656169843


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Kovac D, Krkeljas Z, . Regression of lumbar disc herniation with a self-managed comprehensive exercise program: A case report. https://www.mdpub.net/?mno=68661 [Access: January 14, 2023]. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1656169843


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Kovac D, Krkeljas Z, . Regression of lumbar disc herniation with a self-managed comprehensive exercise program: A case report. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2022; 6(16): 86-88. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1656169843



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Kovac D, Krkeljas Z, . Regression of lumbar disc herniation with a self-managed comprehensive exercise program: A case report. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. (2022), [cited January 14, 2023]; 6(16): 86-88. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1656169843



Harvard Style

Kovac, D., Krkeljas, Z. & (2022) Regression of lumbar disc herniation with a self-managed comprehensive exercise program: A case report. Int J Med Rev Case Rep, 6 (16), 86-88. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1656169843



Turabian Style

Kovac, Dimitrije, Zarko Krkeljas, and . 2022. Regression of lumbar disc herniation with a self-managed comprehensive exercise program: A case report. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 6 (16), 86-88. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1656169843



Chicago Style

Kovac, Dimitrije, Zarko Krkeljas, and . "Regression of lumbar disc herniation with a self-managed comprehensive exercise program: A case report." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 6 (2022), 86-88. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1656169843



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Kovac, Dimitrije, Zarko Krkeljas, and . "Regression of lumbar disc herniation with a self-managed comprehensive exercise program: A case report." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 6.16 (2022), 86-88. Print. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1656169843



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Kovac, D., Krkeljas, Z. & (2022) Regression of lumbar disc herniation with a self-managed comprehensive exercise program: A case report. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 6 (16), 86-88. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1656169843