Pain, Spine and Radicular

P. McIntyre, Steven Cohen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Spine and radicular pain are common phenomena. Some of the causes include degenerative disk disease, disk displacement, and osteoarthritis of the zygapophyseal joints. The pathophysiology of spine and radicular pain is complex. Treatments range from conservative measures, including anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy, to decompression and fusion surgeries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780123851574
ISBN (Print)9780123851581
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Herniated disk
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sacroiliac joint
  • Spinal pain
  • Spinal stenosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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