Anterior herniation of lumbar disc induces persistent visceral pain: discogenic visceral pain

  title={Anterior herniation of lumbar disc induces persistent visceral pain: discogenic visceral pain},
  author={Y. Tang and M. Shannon and Guang-Hui Lai and Xuan-ying Li and N. Li and Jia-xiang Ni},
  journal={Chinese Medical Journal},
  • Y. Tang, M. Shannon, +3 authors Jia-xiang Ni
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Chinese Medical Journal
  • Background Visceral pain is a common cause for seeking medical attention. Afferent fibers innervating viscera project to the central nervous system via sympathetic nerves. The lumbar sympathetic nerve trunk lies in front of the lumbar spine. Thus, it is possible for patients to suffer visceral pain originating from sympathetic nerve irritation induced by anterior herniation of the lumbar disc. This study aimed to evaluate lumbar discogenic visceral pain and its treatment. Methods Twelve… CONTINUE READING
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