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Re: Discogenic Pain Syndrome

Posted By Jan on October 31, 1998 at 23:26:33:

In Reply to: Re: Discogenic Pain Syndrome posted by CCF Neurology MD - AY on October 31, 1998 at 15:12:16:






Hi,
Would you please explain "discogenic pain syndrome" and what is done for it?
Thank you for your time.




Thanks for your question.  The cervical discogenic (painful disc) syndrome
consists of scapular pain radiating to the head, shoulder and upper arm,
often associated with paresthesia (changes in sensory perception, e.g.
numbness, tingling) but without neurological deficit.  The following articles
represent a brief overview over the last 20 years on the subject:
Cervical analgesic discography. A new test for the definitive diagnosis of the painful-disk syndrome.
JAMA 1976 Apr 19;235(16):1713-4   (ISSN: 0098-7484)
Roth DA
Cervical analgesic discography. A test for diagnosis of the painful disc syndrome.
S Afr Med J 1987 Mar 21;71(6):363   (ISSN: 0038-2469)
Osler GE
Cervical discography in discogenic pain syndrome and its predictive value for cervical fusion.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 1994;113(4):199-203   (ISSN: 0936-8051)
Siebenrock KA; Aebi M
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Berne, Inselspital, Switzerland.

The anatomical basis for spinal pain syndromes.
J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1995 Nov-Dec;18(9):603-5   (ISSN: 0161-4754)
Bogduk N
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, Australia.
Cervical discogenic syndrome: a cause of chronic head and neck pain.
J Miss State Med Assoc 1995 Aug;36(8):231-4   (ISSN: 0026-6396)
Senter BS
Mississippi Spine Clinic in Jackson, USA.

I hope this information is helpful.  Best of luck.
This information is provided for general medical education purposes only.
Please consult your doctor regarding diagnostic and treatment options.
I understand cervical is upper body.  I meant to state:  discogenic pain syndrome in the lumbar area - around L4/5 and L5/S1.  Would you please explain this and what can be done for this.  Thank you again
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