Tag: rami communican

  • Discogenic Lumbar Pain

    Discogenic lumbar pain refers to lower back pain caused by damage or injury to the intervertebral discs, which are the flexible, fibrous cushions that separate each vertebrae of the spine. Discogenic lumbar pain can occur due to degenerative changes to the discs or acute injury, leading to herniation or bulging of the disc. This can put pressure on the nerves in the spinal cord or cause inflammation, leading to pain, stiffness, weakness, and numbness in the lower back, buttocks, and legs. Discogenic lumbar pain often presents as chronic and persistent discomfort that may worsen with movement or physical activity.

    This file is a summary I made from one of the pain textbook “Evidence-based  Interventional Pain Medicine according to Clinical Diagnoses” which I would recommend to anyone interested in pain intervention. I’ve summarized the basic patophysiology, diagnosis and interventional treatment, but the book only covers rami communican block technique. I’ve had many questions asking about intradiscal radiofrequency and injections, which some journals show promising results, I might make some notes on that in the future.