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Human Studies

2022 Mar 31

Eur J Pain

Mechanism Underlying Painful Radiculopathy in Patients with Lumbar Disc Herniation.


Samuelly-Leichtag GL, Eisenberg E, Zohar Y, Andraous M, Eran A, Sviri GE, Keynan O
Eur J Pain. 2022 Mar 31.
PMID: 35357731.


Painful lumbar radiculopathy is a neuropathic pain condition, commonly attributed to nerve root inflammation/compression by disc herniation. The present exploratory study searched for associations between pain intensity and inflammatory markers, herniated disc size, infection, psychological factors and pain modulation in patients with confirmed painful lumbar radiculopathy scheduled for spine surgery.