Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Schmorl’s Node as Cause of a Back Pain: Case Report

Mustafa Alaziz1 and Samir I Talib2*

1Uwaydah Clinic, USA 2Department of Internal Medicine, Raritan Bay Medical Center, USA

*Correspondance to: Samir I Talib 

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Abstract

Background: Schmorl’s node is a vertical herniation of the nucleus pulposus of the intervertebral disc into the vertebral endplates. Several theories have been proposed to explain the pathophysiology of Schmorl’s node. It can be asymptomatic or it can result in a back pain. It can be isolated findings, or it can be associated with horizontal intervertebral disc herniation. Case Report: We present a case of symptomatic SN associated with horizontal intervertebral disc herniation in a 41 years male presented with complaints of low back pain radiating to the right buttock. Conclusion: Most cases of symptomatic Schmorl’s nodes respond to conservative treatment, however, several surgical intervention options can be used for refractory cases.

Keywords:

Schmorl’s node; Symptomatic; Back pain

Citation:

Alaziz M, Talib SI. Schmorl’s Node as Cause of a Back Pain: Case Report. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2021; 6: 1953..

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