Spine J 2015 Apr 25;15(4):782. Epub 2014 Nov 25.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, 13001 E 17th Place, Aurora, CO 80045, USA.
Pain Physician 2021 03;24(2):101-116
Department of Physiatry, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY; Regenerative SportsCare Institute, New York, NY.
Background: Interventional spine procedures, such as discography, epidural steroid injections (ESIs), facet joint procedures, and intradiscal therapies, are commonly used to treat pain and improve function in patients with spine conditions. Although infections are known to occur following these procedures, there is a lack of comprehensive studies on this topic in recent years.Objectives: To assess and characterize infections following interventional spine procedures. Read More
World J Clin Cases 2020 Jun;8(11):2318-2324
Department of Spinal Surgery, the Third Medical Center, PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100039, China.
Background: Chronic neck pain is a common clinical problem. It has long been considered that degenerative cervical disc is an important source of chronic neck pain. In the clinic, cervical discography is thought to be a useful and safe method to distinguish aging discs from pathological discs, and the probability of complications caused by it is really rare. Read More
Cureus 2019 Aug 21;11(8):e5453. Epub 2019 Aug 21.
Neurosurgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, USA.
Lumbar discal cyst (LDC) is a rare clinical entity with unclear etiology. Three theories have been proposed to describe the pathogenesis of this condition: (i) a reaction to spinal epidural hematoma; (ii) a pseudomembrane formation that follows the focal annular tear and disc degeneration; and (iii) an inflammatory reaction to the herniated disc fragment. It usually presents with radicular symptoms. Read More
Pain Res Manag 2018 14;2018:6857983. Epub 2018 Aug 14.
Department of Neurosurgery, Nanoori Incheon Hospital, Incheon, Republic of Korea.
Background: Chronic low back pain (CLBP) arising from degenerative disc disease continues to be a challenging clinical and diagnostic problem whether treated with nonsurgical, pain intervention, or motion-preserving stabilization and arthrodesis.Methods: Fourteen patients with CLBP, greater than 6 months, unresponsive to at least 4 months of conservative care were enrolled. All patients were treated successfully following screening using MRI findings of Modic type I or II changes and positive confirmatory provocative discography to determine the affected levels. Read More