Therapy effects 12 years after a disc herniation operation

...long-term effects of comprehensive physiotherapy, sham and no treatment after a lumbar disc surgery

Low back pain is a common injury in the general adult population and is the most common cause for functional impairments. Lumbar discectomy is a frequently performed surgery in these patients. Short-term results revealed the functional benefit as well as pain reduction in these patients after receiving a post-operative physiotherapeutic treatment. However, no study so far evaluated long-term effects (>5 years) of post-operative comprehensive physiotherapy.

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