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Adjacent Segment Degeneration after Previous Decompression and Fusion

12/12/2007 -

"The patient presented in 2006 with severe, "unacceptable" low back pain, and early fatigue marked by diminished endurance when walking or standing." A case study with David W. Polly, Jr., MD

Degenerative Disc Disease in a 30 Year-old Female

11/18/2007 -

This 30 year-old female presented with low back pain that started 6 months ago. Activity makes her pain worse. She reports back pain as 8/10 and thigh pain as 5/10 without pain distal to the knee.

Cervical Pseudoarthrosis and Adjacent Level Disease

11/14/2007 -

The patient underwent a C5-C7 ACDF 11 years earlier. Her pain intensified and radiated into the deltoid area following a minor motor vehicle accident 6 months earlier. A case study with Jason M.

Adult Onset Scoliosis

10/23/2007 -

The patient is a 31-year-old male with back and right lower extremity pain. His pain started 6 months ago and is unrelated to trauma.

Reactive Scoliosis

10/09/2007 -

The patient is a 13-year-old male who feels mid-thoracic pain. An active junior high student, 7 months ago he woke up with back pain. The pain has continued, growing progressively worse.

Pseudofusion Dilemma

09/25/2007 -

A 53-year-old, nonsmoking woman came to the clinic with increasing back and right leg pain despite undergoing an L4-S1 TLIF and lateral mass fusion with BMP just 8 months prior.


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