Characteristics of nerve root compression caused by degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis with scoliosis.

@article{Liu2003CharacteristicsON,
  title={Characteristics of nerve root compression caused by degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis with scoliosis.},
  author={Hong Liu and Hirokazu Ishihara and Masahiko Kanamori and Yoshiharu Kawaguchi and Kazuo Ohmori and Tomoatsu Kimura},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2003},
  volume={3 6},
  pages={524-9}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT In degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis with scoliosis (DLS), many authors stated that nerve root compression is almost always seen on the concave side of the scoliosis, and L4 and L5 nerve roots are the most often involved. However, there are few reports on the relationship between nerve root compression and the pattern of scoliosis. PURPOSE To investigate the factors that may contribute to radiculopathy in DLS and their association with the pattern of the scoliosis… CONTINUE READING