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Lumbar Pathologies

Thoracic and Lumbar Pathologies

DefinitionPathology
Pain while walking, numbness, tingling, muscle weakness, and radiating pain. Symptoms may occur unilaterally or bilaterally. Increased pain with standing; decreased pain with sitting. Spinal Stenosis Identifying Information
Facet joint dysfunction, piriformis syndrome; peripheral nerve entrapment Spinal Stenosis Differential Diagnosis
Extreme motion through the SI joint caused by injury of degeneration Sacroiliac Dysfunction
Narrowing of the spinal canal generally resulting from degeneration sometimes caused by age, arthritis, or congenital factors. Spinal Stenosis
Nerve root impingement; facet joint dysfunction; pelvic stress fracture Sacroiliac Dysfunction Differential Diagnosis
Unilateral of bilateral pain over the SI joint(s); radiating pain to the buttock, groin, or thigh; tenderness of the SI joint and PSIS; asymmetry of the PSIS and ASIS Sacroiliac Dysfunction Identifying Information
Degeneration of a vertebral structure caused by repetitive stress, most commonly affecting the pars interarticularis but with no displacement of the vertebral body. Spondylolysis
Disk herniation; facet joint pathology Spondylolysis Differential Diagnosis
Inflammation of the facet joint due to compresive or tensile forces Facet Joint Dysfunction
Herniated disk; spondylitic defect Facet Joint Dysfunction Differential Diagnosis
Pain localized over the involved facets and the surrounding muscles; Facet Joint Dysfunction Identifying Information
Possible hyperlordosis in the lumbar spine, walk with short stride and stiff legs, buttocks may appear heart-shaped, lumbar spine pain. Spondylolysis Identifying Information
Created by: soccerizmygame