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1

Which IV disc is most likely to rupture?

lumbar discs esp L4/5 and L5/S1

2

what is the presentation of pain in a prolapsed disc?

severepain on coughing, sneezing or twisting a few days after back strain, may radiate to buttock or leg if the herniated nucleus pulposus compresses a nerve root

3

When is a discectomy required with a disc prolepse?

in cauda equina syndrome; progressive muscular weakness or continuing pain

4

When might cause cauda equina in a disc prolapse

if the disc prolapses in the lower lumbar region centrally

5

What causes spinal claudication?

when there is a narrowing of the lumbar spinal canal or its lateral recesses caused by facet joint OA

6

how does spinal claudication present?

pain worse on walking with aching and heaviness in one or both legs causing the person to stop walking- pain improves which leaning forward, pain on extension

7

what is the surgical option for spinal stenossi?

canal decompression and stabilisation (fusion)

8

What is the presentation of facet arthropathy?

stiff in the morning- have to loosen up, are restless and have difficulty sitting and driving. worse with extension and better with activiity. radiates to buttocks and legs