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The correct approach to the lumbar disc hernia is subject to debate. Although a rare case of lumbar disc herniation with spontaneous regression, to be seen and is a well-known phenomenon commonly reported. But the underlying mechanism has not been fully clarified. Proposed mechanisms are enzymatic degradation and phagocytosis, dehydration and the retraction of a herniated disc in the annulus fibrosus. Cauda equina syndrome, despite the progressive narcotic pain goes outside and progressive neurological deficits, conservative treatment should be given priority to patients. Think about the possibility that spontaneously regressed with medical treatment and follow-up of disc herniation, should not rush to surgery. In our case, the level of lumbar disc herniation was presented on spontaneously regressed patients. The patient's clinical condition is improved in accordance with the resolution of the disc herniation and this is confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging
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