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Paget’s disease: a case study

August 15, 2014

Patients with generalized musculokeletal pain present a diagnostic dilemma for the chiropractor. All too often, the practitioner assumes mechanical causes for these symptoms. On rare occasions, Paget’s disease accounts for chronic diffuse lumbosacral backache in older individuals, and practitioners must include this disease in their differential diagnosis. In this report, we present two such cases

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Metastatic bone disease: a review of various concepts and report of a case

August 14, 2014

Skeletal metastatic disease is usually a disastrous cause of musculoskeletal pain. Although much has been learned concerning metastatic disease, patients presenting with skeletal pain or neuropathy and a history of carcinoma should be regarded with great suspicion. An overview, and study of one such case is discussed. (JCCA 1988; 32(3):127-132) Key Words: metastatic disease, back

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Nerve-root Schwannomas mimicking intervertebral disc hernitations: a report of two cases

August 13, 2014

Two cases of spinal nerve-root Schwannomas, initially diagnosed as intervertebral disc herniations, are presented. Both were surgically excised after being located using myelography and CT scans. A review of the literature, with emphasis on the differntial diagnosis of Schwannoma from herniated intervertebral disc, is included. . (JCCA 1989; 33(3):135-141) Key Words: Schwannoma, back pain, diagnosis,

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Acute pancreatitis presenting as back pain: a case report

July 29, 2014

A man with acute back pain presented to a chiropractic clinic with clinical symptoms and signs suggestng abdominal disease rather than mechanical spine pain. He was referred to a local hospital emergency where a diagnosis of acute pancreatitis secondary to chronic cholecystitis was made. The diagnostic images are compared to normal studies. The characteristic clinical

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Pelvic chondrosarcoma presenting as mechanical back pain: two case reports

July 28, 2014

Pelvic chondrosarcomas are malignant cartilaginous tumours. They can result in a clinical presentation that is similar to mechanical back pain. Due to their slow growth, chondrosarcomas tend to cause symptoms over a prolonged period of time, and the diagnosis might be delayed. It is important to recognize the clinical indicators of serious disease and obtain

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