Morbidity of sufficient severity and duration to warrant operative intervention.
Presence of radicular leg pain, intensity of leg pain greater than 50% over back pain, with the pain distribution preferably over the course of a radicular nerve.
Neurologic deficit and motor sensory reflex loss, enabling the surgeon to establish which nerve is involved.
Studies should indicate an anatomical lesion that corresponds to the patient’s symptoms. That anatomical lesion should be in a location that corresponds to the symptoms and is usually a herniated disc, extruded disc fragment, sequestered disc fragment, or a segmental localized lateral recess stenosis.
KeywordsNerve Root Spinous Process Disc Space Medial Wall Ligamentum Flavum
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