Borenstein D. Reviews and Notes: Neurology: Lumbar Disc Disease. Ann Intern Med. 1994;120:528. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-120-6-199403150-00034
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1994;120(6):528.
Lumbar Disc Disease
Second edition. Russell W. Hardy, Jr.; ed. 362 pages. New York: Raven Press; 1993. $125.00.
Low back pain is one of the most frequently encountered patient symptoms evaluated by primary care physicians. Many patients with back pain present with clinical complaints because of abnormalities of the intervertebral discs. Are these alterations of the disc clinically significant? Do these changes require medical therapy? When is surgical intervention necessary?
This book attempts to explain the pathophysiology of intervertebral disc disorders, the illnesses that result from alterations in normal disc function, and the medical and surgical therapies for these diseases. The book also discusses disorders such as lumbar vertebral osteomyelitis and arachnoiditis that primarily affect the lumbar spine but not the intervertebral disc.
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