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Department of Radiology

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Musculoskeletal Diseases | Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms | Radiology | Therapeutics


Low back pain is an extremely common pathology affecting a great share of the population, in particular, young adults. Many structures can be responsible for pain such as intervertebral discs, facet joints, nerve roots, and sacroiliac joints. This review paper focuses on disc pathology and the percutaneous procedures available to date for its treatment. For each option, we will assess the indications, technical aspects, advantages, and complications, as well as outcomes reported in the literature and new emerging trends in the field.


disc diseases, intervertebral disc, low back pain, lumbosciatalgy, percutaneous therapies

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Medicina (Kaunas). 2019 Aug 12;55(8). pii: E471. doi: 10.3390/medicina55080471. Link to article on publisher's site

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Medicina (Kaunas, Lithuania)

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