ID Your Pain: Lumbar Spine

All outcomes of this informational checker are based on a complete history and appropriate examinations to determine your specific problem and rule our tumors, infection, or malformations. This screening is but a possible list of conditions that could cause your symptoms.
"From a hands-on, thorough clinical examination involving a straight leg raise test, a physician can diagnose a disc herniation with 86% accuracy. Adding positive imaging (MRI or xray) that goes to 95%." [Bell: Diagnosis of lumbar disc disease. Sem in Spine Surg 1994;6(3)]
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