Clinical Presentation

Most cases of CAA develop in the lumbosacral spine, mainly in the posterior region. Occasionally, the cervical or thoracic spine may be involved.

Patients present with nonspecific complaints such as severe chronic back pain that may increase with exertion. Often patients develop unilateral or bilateral chronic radicular pain. Neurological deficits such as lower extremity weakness, hypaesthesia, sphincter dysfunction, and gait abnormalities may be seen. Multiple roots in both lower extremities may be affected, leading, occasionally, to cauda equina syndrome. As the symptomatology varies from case to case, establishing the diagnosis at an early stage may be difficult, and most patients are

Back Pain Revealed

Back Pain Revealed

Tired Having Back Pains All The Time, But You Choose To Ignore It? Every year millions of people see their lives and favorite activities limited by back pain. They forego activities they once loved because of it and in some cases may not even be able to perform their job as well as they once could due to back pain.

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