The Journal of Japanese Society of Lumbar Spine Disorders
Online ISSN : 1882-1863
Print ISSN : 1345-9074
ISSN-L : 1345-9074
Research using Oswestry Disability Index about ADL after surgery for lumbar disc herniation in patients showing postoperative deterioration
Yasuyo UMENO[in Japanese][in Japanese][in Japanese][in Japanese][in Japanese]
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2009 Volume 15 Issue 1 Pages 190-196


This study investigated in detail the disabilities of 122 patients with residual symptoms after herniotomy for lumbar disc herniation. Ten cases showed exacerbation of symptoms two weeks after discharge. Thirty cases showing good results at surgery were also selected as the control group. Disabilities were evaluated using ODI and ODI sub-score. In general, ODI sub-scores of the exacerbation group, especially that for "sitting", were significantly higher than those of a control group. In addition, patients showing higher scores for "sitting" and "lifting" had increased lumbar pain and could not return to work early. This study indicated that suitable exercise and daily habits can prevent exacerbation of symptoms after discharge.

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