Pseudoradicular Symptoms In Patients Exhibiting the Lumbar Spinal Disc Disease Tomasz Sipko , Kamil Janicki , Katarzyna Barczyk , Ewa Demczuk-Włodarczyk Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 2006; 8(6):663-671 ICID: 471256
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Introduction: The goal is to describe occurrences of functional motion system disorders in patients who exhibit the lumbar spinal disc disease. It is assumed that the lower back pain- radicular and pseudoradicular is caused by the lumbar spinal disc disease.
Material and methods: Studies were performed in 19 patients who exhibited MRI determined hernia disc in the lumbar spine. Patients were 40-50 years old. Diagnosis of dysfunctions of motion system was determined by utilizing the following manual diagnostic tests: Kibler skin fold test, palpation of spine and pelvis ligaments exams, examination of painfulness processus spinosus, areas of active pain points in muscle tissue; and further examined the state of nerve irritation in accordance to Laseque test and cross Laseque test.
Results: The study results indicate symptoms of syndrom pseudoradiatic pain occurred in the majority of examined patients (40-60%). Examination of a localized irritation in the area of dermantom lead to the conclusion that skin pain occurred at L3-S1 levels (60-80% of examined patients) and Th5-Th7 (30-35% of examined patients). The analysis of pain occurrences in the area of pelvis ligaments , lead to the conclusion that all examined ligaments are susceptible for irritations.
Conclusions: This particular group of examined patients experienced lower back pain as a result of radicular or/and pseudoradicular pain . Subsequently, any physical therapy treatments in patients who suffer from the lumbars spinal disc disease should be performed individually in each patient because of radicular or pseudoradicular symptoms.
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