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Historical Perspectives

  • F. Postacchini
  • S. Gumina

Abstract

A historical study on the development of the concept of disc herniation has necessarily got to refer to the symptoms that it causes, since a prolapsed intervertebral disc has been identified as the most common cause of lumboradicular syndromes only in the second decade of this century.

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Sciatic Nerve Intervertebral Disc Spinal Canal Nucleus Pulposus Disc Herniation 
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