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disc herniation

Cervical disc herniation missed at operation: a case report

July 29, 2014

Disc herniations are less common in the cervical spine than in the lumbar spine. Nevertheless, chiropractors can anticipate seeing a small number of patients with this problem on an annual basis. When confronted with this problem it is important to diagnose the level of the herniation. This report describes a case in which a cervical

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Adolescent apophyseal ring fracture simulating lumbar disc hernitation: a case report

July 29, 2014

Lumbar disc herniation in adolescents is a rare condition. It is commonly associated with fracture of the vertebral ring apophysis. The diagnosis is most clearly established by CT scan. The differential diagnosis is important and should include spine and spinal cord tumours, discitis and neuropathy. A case is presented to illustrate the pathophysiology, clinical and

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Slow onset cauda equina syndrome: a case report

July 14, 2014

Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is characterized by low back pain, sciatica, lower limb motor weakness and sensory deficits, saddle anaesthesia, bowel and bladder dysfunction and occasionally paraplegia. The syndrome is classified according to onset: rapid or slow. Rapid onset CES, because of its characteristic presentation is easily recognized. The slow, chronic progression and varying presenting

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Adolescent lumbar disc herniation: a case report

July 09, 2014

Lumbar spine disc herniations in children are a relatively rare condition reported to occur in less than 3% of those presenting with low back pain. Unlike the adult, the etiology and clinical picture often provides few clues to making the diagnosis. Although conservative management is the treatment of choice, surgical intervention may be required in

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Adolescent lumbar disc herniation in a Tae Kwon Do martial artist: a case report

July 04, 2014

Lumbar disc herniations are rare in children. The etiology and clinical picture may be different in children than in adults. Conservative management is the treatment of choice. Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art which is notorious for its high fast kicks. Tae Kwon Do will be an official Olympic sport in the year

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