Changes in cross-sectional area of psoas major muscle in unilateral sciatica caused by disc herniation.

@article{Dangaria1998ChangesIC,
  title={Changes in cross-sectional area of psoas major muscle in unilateral sciatica caused by disc herniation.},
  author={T R Dangaria and Ole Naesh},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1998},
  volume={23 8},
  pages={928-31}
}
STUDY DESIGN A clinical prospective cohort study of 15 healthy volunteers and 25 patients with unilateral sciatica from single-level disc herniation. OBJECTIVES To detect any changes in the cross-sectional area of the psoas major muscle in patients with single-level (lateral to mediolateral) disc herniation causing unilateral sciatica. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The exact role of the psoas major muscle in the origin of low back pain and sciatica has not been clarified. METHODS Fifteen… CONTINUE READING

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