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The average age of the people, in the above-mentioned study was 46 years and it ranged from 35 years to 59 years.It was observed that males are more prone to disc prolapse according to the discussion above, however the proportion of females in this study is higher. Female to Male Ratio being 5.6: 4.4.SLRT is a clinical tool which accurately helps in evaluation of treatment modality that was used for screening the patient.The average duration of symptoms ranged from 2 months to 6 months.
This study focuses on to analyse and compare the functional outcome of patients with intervertebral disc prolapse patients in 50 patients, with clinical symptoms, signs and radiological evidence treated either by epidural steroid injection or discectomy with decompression surgery. The efficacy of each treatment options for lumbar intervertebral disc prolapse patients excluding disc bulge is analysed based on:
Functional assessment of post-epidural steroid injection/post- surgery
Need for invasive procedure when conservative management fails