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ID 114037
Title Alternative
Accurate diagnosis of low back pain
Author
Manabe, Hiroaki University of Tokushima
Ishihama, Yoshihiro University of Tokushima
Keywords
low back pain
diagnosis
athlete
elite athlete
MRI
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Background : There is few reports evaluated accurately the pain generator of low back pain in elite athletes. The purpose of this report was to show case series and to investigate the cause of unidentified low back pain of elite athletes. Methods : Twenty-three adult elite athletes consulted our sports spine clinic to seek a second opinion for low back pain between April 2013 and March 2016. Their cause of low back pain had not been identified by nearby doctor. Spine surgeons had diagnosed using diagnostic injection and STIR-MRI and the final diagnosis made by the spine surgeon were collected. Results : The mean age of 23 patients (16 male, 7 female) was 30.4 years. The most common sport played was baseball. The final diagnosis made by a spine surgeon was as follows : disc related low back pain (n = 12), facet joint arthritis (n = 5), vertebral endplate injury (n = 4), early-stage lumbar spondylolysis (n = 1), supraspinous ligament injury (n = 1). Conclusions : A thorough medical interview, careful physical examination, appropriate diagnostic imaging, and injection block examination can effectively identify the cause of low back pain.
Journal Title
The Journal of Medical Investigation
ISSN
13496867
13431420
NCID
AA12022913
AA11166929
Publisher
Tokushima University Faculty of Medicine
Volume
66
Issue
3-4
Start Page
252
End Page
257
Sort Key
252
Published Date
2019-08
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language
eng
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departments
Medical Sciences
University Hospital