Pain Not Typically Related to the Spine

UCSF Radiologist Dr. Chin goes over body areas that previously would have not been considered cause of back pain and that could be used for treatment.
 
Patients that come in which intractable pain that’s quite debilitating in. It is the cranial and caudal aspect of the spine. They have headache and they can’t sit due to pain. Where is the pain coming from?
 
 These are areas were now we’re working to try to understand and to really be a good place to find abnormalities under radiographic imaging and to be able to use the same imaging to guide our therapy and to diagnose.
 
Examples where cannot only diagnose and provide non-operative care: sacrum, tarlov cysts, coccyx, and extraspinal entrapement in pelvic soft tissue.  

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