Diagnosis and decision making in lumbar disc prolapse and nerve entrapment.

@article{Morris1986DiagnosisAD,
  title={Diagnosis and decision making in lumbar disc prolapse and nerve entrapment.},
  author={Edmund Morris and Massimo Di Paola and Ramsay Vallance and Gordon Waddell},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1986},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={436-9}
}
This prospective study of 185 patients undergoing first-time lumbar surgery compared how accurately clinical criteria and water-soluble myelography predicted the operative findings. Clinical diagnostic criteria of nerve root pain, root irritation signs, and neurologic signs of root compression supplemented by myelography were shown to be much more accurate… CONTINUE READING