Pain syndrome in degenerative spine conditions

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Low back pain is the leading cause of disability, ahead of such socially important diseases such as HIV infection, tuberculosis, and lung cancer. The pain syndrome in degenerative spine conditions may originate from different damaged structures, such as intervertebral disc, joints, ligaments, and muscles, that requires detailed examination before the beginning of treatment. Furthermore, pain should be classified as being either nociceptive or neuropathic. There are several approaches to treatment of low back pain: physical therapy, pharmacological and interventional treatment, and surgery. The present paper summarizes modern views on possible sources of low back pain related to degenerative spine conditions, as well as existing therapeutic options.  

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Artem O. Gushcha

Research Center of Neurology

Russian Federation, Moscow

Elizaveta V. Gerasimova

Research Center of Neurology

Author for correspondence.
Russian Federation, Moscow

Yekaterina N. Poltorako

Research Center of Neurology

Russian Federation, Moscow


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