Title

"What a Pain" - Appreciating Pediatric, Adolescent Lumbar Disc Herniation Pain

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Document Type

Podcast

Hosts

Michael Smith

Featured Speaker

John T. Anderson, MD

Length of Episode

10:42

Description

Although a commonly recognized condition in adults, herniated nucleus pulposus (HNP) is often an unrecognized cause of back and leg pain in the pediatric/adolescent population. This often leads to a delay in diagnosis and/or inappropriate treatment. HNP is distinct from a "bulged disc", an MRI finding often cited as a cause of pediatric /adolescent back pain. With HNP, patients generally have some element of back pain, but it is the leg pain (radiculopathy) or sciatica that often leads to their presentation to a health care provider.

It is not uncommon for children to present with "sciatic scoliosis", a spinal deformity that is a response to the patient's nerve root irritation. This condition can have a sudden presentation from a traumatic event of occur spontaneously with no known cause.

Join Dr. Anderson and Transformational Pediatrics as we discuss HNP, associated conditions, presentation, and treatment.

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Publication Date

10-15-2016

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