Accelerated degeneration after failed cervical and lumbar nucleoplasty.

  title={Accelerated degeneration after failed cervical and lumbar nucleoplasty.},
  author={Vanessa Gabrovsky Cu{\'e}llar and Jason M. Cu{\'e}llar and Alexander R. Vaccaro and Eugene J. Carragee and Gaetano J. Scuderi},
  journal={Journal of spinal disorders & techniques},
  volume={23 8},
STUDY DESIGN Observational cohort study. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Studies evaluating the treatment of presumed discogenic spine pain using nucleoplasty have reported variable success rates. It has been suggested that these procedures lower the intradiscal pressure, reduce disk protrusion, improve disk hydration, and restore disk height. It is proposed that such structural changes in treated disks correspond to the clinical improvement in patients. Radiographic and clinical evidence showing… CONTINUE READING

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