Characteristics Of The Disease Sciatica Root Caused By A Herniated Disc With Using The Methods Of Electromyography

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Hoang Tien Trong Nghia , Truong Dinh Cam


Background: The spine is the support of the total human body. And the diseases of the bone apparatus have great damage to each body system. Accurate data on the incidence and incidence of sciatica root disease in Vietnam have not been recorded. Some studies give an estimated 5% to 10% of cases of lumbar spine pain with sciatica, while the prevalence of this disease varies from 49% to 70%.
The main aim was to conduct research on electro-mechanical late response to disease sciatica root cause due to herniated disc.
Materials and Methods: Late response is one of the electrical diagnostic techniques that allows evaluating the root function of the nerves, which are affected to varying degrees in lumbar root disease.
Results: There are two late responses, F wave and H reflex, which are used to investigate nerve roots. To our knowledge, there has been no research in Vietnam Specific characteristics of delayed responses in sciatica and sciatica similarities between these late responses with clinical and imaging studies.
Conclusions: Neurophysiologic investigation plays an important role in the diagnosis and prognosis of the lumbar root disease. Especially, in situations where the clinical results and imaging are negative, electrophysiological diagnosis is really helpful; whereas for cases where the clinical results and imaging are positive, it plays an additional role in the diagnosis.

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