ACE Report #155
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Symptomatic improvement with plasma disc decompression in cervical disc herniation

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Plasma disc decompression for contained cervical disc herniation: a randomized, controlled trial

Eur Spine J. 2010 Mar;19(3):477-86. Epub 2009 Nov 10

Contributing Authors: A Cesaroni PV Nardi

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115 patients with neck/arm pain and had failed conservative care for at least 30 days were randomized to be managed with either plasma disc decompression or continued conservative care. At 1 year, the improvement in visual analopg scale (VAS), Neck Disability Index (NDI), and SF-36 in patients undergoing plasma disc decompression were superior to those receiving CC for contained cervical disc hern...

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