International Medical Journal, Vol. 18., Iss. 2, 2012, P. 25−28.
THE ANALYSIS OF CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS OF LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS
SI "Institute of Spine and Joint Pathology named after M.I. Sitenko NAMS of Ukraine". Kharkiv, Ukraine
The findings of clinical examination of 317 patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) are analyzed. The peculiarities of manifestations of various forms of spinal stenosis of central, lateral and combined were determined. The results of complex diagnosis at LSS allowed to state that only general investigation of the patients using not only visualization methods but also detailed clinical analysis can allow to work out a rational tactics of treatment and predict severity of the disease course.
Key words: lumbar spinal stenosis, back pain, claudication.