This diagnostic and treatment guide outlines a practical, clinical approach to the geriatric patient with lumbar spine pain. There is considerable academic debate on much of this, and it is omitted here to avoid confusion. However, I emphasize that this conceptualization is only one approach to what can frequently be a vexing problem, and does not imply… (More)
The results of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and computed tomography (CT) in 18 patients with known degenerative disk disease of the lumbar spine were compared. In 60 intervertebral disk levels studied, there were 17 disks with degeneration and disk bulge, and 15 herniated disks. Final diagnoses were based on several factors, with surgical confirmation in… (More)
Previous research involving cluster analysis of Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) profiles among persons with chronic low back pain has suggested the existence of four distinct profile clusters. The present study had two goals: (1) to replicate the previous finding independently and (2) to investigate the relationship of the profiles to the… (More)
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