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Lumbar Disc Disorders

Daniel Kline and Michael DePalma

in The Spine Handbook

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print May 2018 | ISBN: 9780199350940
Published online June 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780199390793 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199350940.003.0013
Lumbar Disc Disorders

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This chapter focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of discogenic low back pain. Discogenic low back pain is a prevalent condition that affects a large percentage of the adult population. Diagnosis and treatment of this condition remain challenging despite ongoing advances. Provocation lumbar discography has allowed for more accurate identification of painful discs than conventional imaging techniques. Current research focusing on regenerative treatment options may hold promise for the future.

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Subjects: Pain Medicine ; Rehabilitation Medicine ; Spinal Surgery

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