Suzhou TCM Hospital Affiliated to Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine
The National Natural Science Foundation of China (General Program, Key Program, Major Research Plan)
The pathogenesis of ruptured lumbar disc herniation is that the nucleus pulposus of the lumbar intervertebral disc breaks through the posterior longitudinal ligament and prolapse or even leaves the original intervertebral space to the upstream or downstream. This type of lumbar disc herniation has the characteristics of serious compression, severe symptoms and the possibility of nerve damage, generally treated with surgery. In recent years, with the in-depth study of clinical and imaging, it is found that the nucleus pulposus of patients with ruptured lumbar disc herniation is more prone to resorption, and the process of conservative treatment is relatively safe, which provides a clinical basis for conservative treatment of ruptured lumbar disc herniation. This article reviews the clinical characteristics, mechanism of resorption, safety and risk of conservative treatment of ruptured lumbar disc herniation.