Lumbar discography: an update.

  title={Lumbar discography: an update.},
  author={Mark W. Anderson},
  journal={Seminars in roentgenology},
  volume={39 1},
Discogenic pain most commonly affects the low back, buttocks, and hips and is thought to be a byproduct of internal disk degeneration. It is postulated that progressive annular breakdown and tearing results in biomechanical and/or biochemical stimulation of the pain fibers that reside in the outer one third of the annulus. Although multiple imaging modalities, most notably MRI, can show morphologic abnormalities of the spine, discography remains the only test that provides physiologic… CONTINUE READING

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