Ben L Laplante

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BACKGROUND Recurrent or persistent low back pain (LBP) after surgical discectomy (SD) for intervertebral disc herniation has been well documented. The source of low back pain in these patients has not been examined. OBJECTIVE To compare the distribution of the source of chronic LBP between patients with and without a history of SD. STUDY DESIGN(More)
BACKGROUND Discogenic, facet joint, and sacroiliac joint mediated axial low back pain may be associated with overlapping pain referral patterns into the lower limb. Differences between pain referral patterns for these three structures have not been systematically investigated. OBJECTIVE To examine the individual and combined relationship of age,(More)
Osteoarthritis of the spine develops as a consequence of the natural aging process and is associated with significant morbidity and health care expenditures. Effective diagnosis and treatment of the resultant pathologic conditions can be clinically challenging. Recent evidence has emerged to aid the investigating clinician in formulating an accurate(More)
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