Rotary AC pilots all over the world have complaint about health problems like low back pain due to factors related to their job. The objective of the following study is to present factual evidences in support to the claims that chronic low back pain of pilots is caused primarily by vibration and poor posture. It has been postulated that stresses brought about by the nature of the job of rotary pilots cause some health problems, specifically musculoskeletal in nature that are manifested as low back pain LBP , primarily due to constant vibration of the aircraft, cockpit seat design and posture among others. This case study aims to show the medical history of a typical Philippine Air Force PAF rotary aircraft pilot who in his later years has progressively manifested low back pain, which based on theory, may have been induced and further exacerbated by his years of service with the PAF.
Spontaneous Resorption of Herniated Lumbar Disk: Observational Retrospective Study in 9 Patients
She had tried medications and injections in her neck which provided little relief. She had significant weakness in her left triceps as well as her left wrist flexors bending the wrist forward. She had dense numbness involving her left index finger and middle finger. Before treatment x-ray shows mild arthritis, but the MRI shows a large disc herniation on the left at the C6-C7 level impinging on the spinal cord and nerve root. C6-C7 anterior cervical discectomy and fusion ACDF involving removal of the disc from the front of the neck, replacement with bone graft, and placement of a plate for stabilization of the level.
MRI Findings Not Helpful in Determining Herniated Disc-Related Sciatica Treatment
Fill out the form below or call us at to schedule an appointment. I had muscle weakness and could harly carry my baby. I couldn't carry my young baby upstairs or chase my 2 year old around the playground Read More Reviews. Condition: Lumbar Radiculopathy Patient: B.
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