Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 22817
  Title Early adolescent lumbar intervertebral disc injury: A case study [case report]
URL http://www.chiromt.com/content/21/1/13
Journal Chiropr & Manual Ther. 2013 ;21(13):Online access only 17 p
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Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report
Abstract/Notes

This article describes and discusses the case of an adolescent male with lumbar intervertebral disc injury characterized by chronic low back pain (LBP) and antalgia. A 13-year-old boy presented for care with a complaint of chronic LBP and subsequent loss of quality of life. The patient was examined and diagnosed by means of history, clinical testing and use of imaging. He had showed failure in natural history and conservative management relief in both symptomatic and functional improvement, due to injury to the intervertebral joints of his lower lumbar spine. Discogenic LBP in the young adolescent population must be considered, particularly in cases involving even trivial minor trauma, and in those in which LBP becomes chronic. More research is needed regarding long-term implications of such disc injuries in young people, and how to best conservatively manage these patients. A discussion of discogenic LBP pertaining to adolescent disc injury is included.

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