Saturday, November 3, 2012

Lumbar Disc Disease Classification

Turyn’s Sign

Lumbar Disc Disease Classification

Disc Pain/ Lower Back Pain

Variation of the lumbar disc disease classification model is as follows:
1.      Disc protrusion:
a.      Type I: Peripheral annular bulge
b.      Type II: Localized annular bulge
2.      Disc herniation:
a.      Type I: Prolapsed intervertebral disc
b.      Type II: Extruded intervertebral disc
c.      Type III: Sequestered intervertebral disc

Categories of Low Back Pain
The following are five categories of low back pain:
1.      Viscerogenic pain: Pain that originates from the kidneys, sacroiliac, pelvic lesions, and retroperitoneal tumors. This type of pain is neither aggravated by activity nor relieved by rest.
2.      Neurogenic pain: Pain commonly caused by neurofibromas, cysts, and tumors of the nerve roots in the lumbar spine.
3.      Vascular pain: Pain characterized by intermittent claudication from aneurysms and peripheral vascular disease.
4.      Spondylogenic pain: Pain directly related to the pain originating from soft tissues of the spine and sacroiliac joint.
5.      Psychogenic pain: Pain that is quite uncommon and ascribed to nonorganic causes.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the informative post. The most common cause of lumbar spinal stenosis is age-related changes of the spine. These changes include thickening of soft tissues and a gradual deterioration of spinal discs and joints that connect the spine's vertebrae.
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