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August 13, 2014
 
FEATURED CASE
Presented by: Ali A. Baaj, MD
This 23-year-old patient came into Dr. Baaj's care after involvement in a motor vehicle accident. The young man presented with severe lower back pain, bowel and bladder incontinence, and no movement of his right foot. Praveen Mummaneni, MD offers his points of view.

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Severe L5 Burst Fracture
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CONDITION FEATURE
Presented by: Forest Tennant, MD, DrPH
Adhesive Arachnoiditis
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Arachnoiditis is a rare, but extremely debilitating, chronic pain condition caused by injury to the arachnoid layer of the spinal cord. The most severe cases of arachnoiditis produce the worst form of lumbar pain. The goal of treatment is to improve a patient's function and quality of life by alleviating (but not eliminating) symptoms, especially pain.

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