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2020 Jan

Pain Pract



A novel technique using magnetic resonance imaging in the supine and prone positions for diagnosing lumbar adhesive arachnoiditis: A preliminary study.


Tsuchida R, Sumitani M, Azuma K, Abe H, Hozumi J, Inoue R, Oshima Y, Katano S, Yamada Y
Pain Pract. 2020 Jan; 20(1):34-43.
PMID: 31325409.


Lumbar adhesive arachnoiditis is a debilitating neuropathic condition and is difficult to diagnose owing to lack of definitive diagnostic criteria. By focusing on the intrathecal mobility of nerve roots, we assessed whether useful diagnostic criteria could be established using magnetic resonance imaging.