The natural history of root entrapment syndrome.

@article{Porter1984TheNH,
  title={The natural history of root entrapment syndrome.},
  author={Richard W J Porter and C S Hibbert and Christopher H. Evans},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1984},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={
          418-21
        }
}
An attempt was made to recognize entrapment of the lumbar root within the root canal using four criteria; (1) severe, constant root pain to the lower leg, (2) pain unrelieved by bed rest, (3) minimal tension signs, and (4) patients over 40 years of age. Two hundred forty-nine patients fulfilled the criteria, representing 11% of patients attending a back pain clinic. Most had restricted spinal extension, but few had abnormal neurologic signs. Degenerative change was common, especially disc space… CONTINUE READING

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