KEYWORDS: Low back pain, Lumbar disc herniation
, Pain, Spine, Spontaneous regression.
[1,2,3] Intervertebral disc herniation
and degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis are the two most common causes of lumbosacral radiculopathy.
Spontaneous regression of a large symptomatic calcified thoracic disc herniation
is a rare phenomenon, with few cases reported in the literature.
Tiger Woods unfortunately fell from golf greatness when he suffered a disc herniation
in his back in 2010.
Thoracic disc herniation
is a rare disease with an incidence of 1/1,000,000 per year (1).
Endoscopic PCF foraminotomy can be used to address a lateral disc herniation
and osseous foraminal stenosis with far less muscle dissection and bony resection than open techniques (67,68) (Fig.
Weese suffered disc herniation
to four upper vertebrae and spinal cord compression, both of which can cause significant pain, and underwent a three-level spinal fusion surgery.
First, he was given a painkiller injection for low back pain with a diagnosis of lumbar disc herniation
1.5 months ago.
All the patients involved met the inclusion criteria: diagnosed with L5-S1 intervertebral disc herniation
by preoperative magnetic resonance imaging scan, radiating limb pain, and positive straight leg raise test.
The incidence of lumbar disc herniation
(LDH) has varied between studies [1-3].
(2) Thus, a far lateral lumbar disc herniation
at L1-L2 can also present with abdominal pain and weakness causing abdominal wall paresis and bulge.
In postoperative discectomy patients with recurrent radicular symptoms, differentiating recurrent disc herniation
from peridural fibrosis is important as reoperation will only potentially benefit the former and is relatively contraindicated in the latter case.