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Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease in a Basketball Player

Presented by: R. Fessler MD, PhD

This young man's chances for a professional career as a basketball player is jeopardized by low back pain.

Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease in a 37-year-old Male

Presented by: R. Fessler MD, PhD

The patient previously underwent lumbar microendoscopic discectomy two years ago and was doing very well until he fell down a flight of stairs.

Cervical Tumor in a 14-year-old Female

Presented by: C. Shaffrey MD

This 14-year-old patient presents with neck pain and headaches for five months. She recently experienced upper and lower extremity weakness.

Novel Treatment of Neck and Arm Pain

Presented by: C. Kim MD, PhD

The patient, a 59-year-old female, presents with neck and arm pain that was not effectively relieved by interlaminar epidural steroid injections and physical therapy.

Progressive Cervical Myelopathy in a 57-year-old

Presented by: T. Albert MD

The patient is a 57-year-old male with progressive cervical myelopathy who has been ambulating with a walker during the past four weeks.

Degenerative Disc Disease at L4-L5 and L5-S1

Presented by: P. Slosar, Jr. MD

The patient, a 44-years-old female and professional water skier, presents with 80% low back pain and 20% leg pain in a L5 distribution.

Low Back Pain Two Years Post Recurrent Disc Excision

Presented by: R. Knight MD, MHA

Two years ago, the patient underwent L5-S1 recurrent disc excision that provided relief of radicular pain. She now presents with worsening low back pain.

Radicular Neck Pain

Presented by: T. Albert MD

This 60-year-old female presents with neck pain, hand numbness, radiculopathy, and hyper-reflexia.

Trans-sacral Approach to Chronic Low Back Pain

Presented by: D. Hart MD

After prior lumbar microdiscectomy procedures (years ago), both at L5-L6, the patient presents with chronic low back pain.

New Onset of Low Back Pain

Presented by: R. Knight MD, MHA

The patient is a truck driver who presents with a new onset of low back pain two years after spinal fusion.

Constant, Nonradiating Low Back Pain

Presented by: R. Fessler MD, PhD

Although the patient has reported intermittent low back pain during years past, now her pain has become constant but does not radiate.

Traumatic Lumbar Bullet Injury

Presented by: K. Verma MCh

The aftermath and treatment of a patient who sustained a traumatic lumbar bullet injury.

Degenerative Disc Disease: Lumbar Interbody Fusion or Artificial Disc?

Presented by: R. Knight MD, MHA

The patient rates her pain as 7/10 and exhibits decreased active lumbar range of motion in all planes. She has not been responsive to epidural and facet injections.

Kyphosis Nonunion with Cervical Spinal Myelopathy

Presented by: T. Albert MD

The patient is a 75-year-old male, who is status post laminectomy and fusion at C2-C5. His pain has worsened and other symptoms have led to his inability to ambulate.

Sciatica Sidelines a College Athlete

Presented by: T. Zdeblick MD
The patient is a 21-year-old female college varsity athlete who presents with a 4 month history of sciatica.

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