A Case Report of Chronic Low Back Pain with Ochronosis


Yalcin S., Tiftik T., Kara M., Karabay I., Ersoz M., AKKUŞ S.

TURKIYE FIZIKSEL TIP VE REHABILITASYON DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION, vol.60, no.2, pp.166-170, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tftrd.2014.09734
  • Title of Journal : TURKIYE FIZIKSEL TIP VE REHABILITASYON DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.166-170

Abstract

Reported here is a 47-year-old man with ochronosis and ongoing low back and leg pain symptoms who underwent low back surgery due to lumbar disc hernia. Presenting this patient, we caution clinicians to consider ochronosis in the differential diagnosis of lumbar discopathy, and we would like to emphasize again the roles of x-ray imaging as an initial diagnostic method and conservative treatment before surgical interventions for relevant pathologies.