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Volume 7, issue 1

Neurochirurgia

Indications to surgical treatment of discopathy and similar diseases of the lumbosacral spine

STEFAN ŻARSKI1
1. Kliniki Spondylo-Neurochirurgii Instytutu Reumatologicznego w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1998, 7, 73-79
Keywords: lumbar discopathy, diagnosis, surgical treatment

Abstract

The diagnosis on cases of lumbosacral pains is based on the demonstration of nosological connection between clinical semiotics and imaging of this spinal segment. The author discusses various mechanisms of lumbosacral pain development and surgical methods of their direct and indirect treatment. The necessity of delayed treatment in some cases, and secondary treatment is discussed. Always the possibility of various reactions of patients to surgical treatment, also in late period of convalescence, should be kept in mind. (Ed.)

Address for correspondence:
Prof. Stefan Żarski,
Klinika Spondylo-Neurochirurgii
Instytutu Reumatologicznego,
ul. Spartańska 1, 02-637 Warszawa