Preliminary Communications

Reduction of Lumbar Disc Prolapse by Manipulation

Br Med J 1969; 3 doi: (Published 20 September 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;3:692
  1. J. A. Mathews,
  2. D. A. H. Yates


    In two patients with symptoms and signs characteristic of a mechanical lumbar spine disorder epidurography showed the presence of small disc prolapses. Treatment by manipulation relieved the symptoms of lumbago, and repeat epidurography showed that the prolapses were reduced in size. Reduction of disc prolapse by manipulation has not before been objectively demonstrated.

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