Effects of vertebral axial decompression on intradiscal pressure.

  title={Effects of vertebral axial decompression on intradiscal pressure.},
  author={Gretel Ramos and Wolfgang Martin},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={81 3},
The object of this study was to examine the effect of vertebral axial decompression on pressure in the nucleus pulposus of lumbar discs. Intradiscal pressure measurement was performed by connecting a cannula inserted into the patient's L4-5 disc space to a pressure transducer. The patient was placed in a prone position on a VAX-D therapeutic table and the tensionometer on the table was attached via a pelvic harness. Changes in intradiscal pressure were recorded at resting state and while… CONTINUE READING
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