Joshua M. Ammerman, MD, Joshua J. Wind, MD and Joseph Babrowicz, MD
A 68-year-old female presents with standing intolerance, neurogenic claudication and back pain. Her past medical history includes coronary artery disease, diabetes, hypertension, hypothyroidism, and atrial fibrillation.
An avid skier and mountain biker presents with a sudden right foot drop after skiing. She has a transient left leg radiculopathy that improved with a bilateral L4-L5, L5-S1 transforaminal epidural steroid injection. However, persistent weakness in right ankle dorsiflexion has prevented her from returning to her activities.
A 48-year-old female with obesity presents with severe right leg pain and paraparesis. Imaging of the thoracic spine reveals a large partly calcified right-sided T10-T11disc herniation with marked spinal cord compression.
The patient is a 72-year-old female who underwent kyphoplasty to treat a T12 burst fracture two weeks ago at a different hospital. After the kyphoplasty procedure, her back pain increased and a new symptom of lower extremity weakness, right greater than left developed.
The patient is a 72-year-old female presenting with approximately 1.5 years of progressive coronal and sagittal deformity following an episode of Herpes Zoster. Less than 2 years prior to presentation, she experienced a characteristic rash distributed to the left gluteal and sacral regions.
Terrence L Piper, MD and Christoper R Hemmer, DNP, ANP
The patient is a 52-year-old male whose health is generally very good. He has no back pain but presents with acute pain, numbness and tingling sensations in both legs; right is greater than the left. He presents in Dr. Terrence Piper's practice for a second opinion.
75-year-old female presents with significant medical history and prior spine surgery
Joseph Aferzon, MS, MD
The patient is a 75-year-old female with a 6 month history of progressive mid back pain. Her medical history is extensive and includes a previous instrumented spine surgery. This case includes a video.
Addition of the sodium glutamate antagonist riluzole when decompression surgery is undertaken results in better long-term improvements in forelimb function in cervical spondylotic myelopathy animal models than surgery alone.