J Korean Acad Rehabil Med Search


Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2005;29(5):462-468.
The Relation between Radiologic and Electromyographic Findings in Patients with Low Back Pain.
Park, Young Jae , Kim, Dong Hun , Kim, Mi Jung , Choi, Ki Seob
1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Gwang-Ju City Geriatric Hospital, Korea. youngreh@ihanyang.ac.kr
2Department of Radiology, Chosun University College of Medicine, Korea.
3Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Korea.
요통 환자에서 방사선 검사와 근전도 소견의 상호 연관성
박영재, 김동훈1, 김미정2, 최기섭2
광주인광치매병원, 1조선대학교 의과대학 영상의학과, 2한양대학교 의과대학 재활의학과
To determine the relations of spinal measurements on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), myelography and electromyography (EMG) in patients with low back pain.
We investigated forty four patients who were underwent both imaging and electrodiagnostic evaluation. Spinal geometric measurements in axial MRI included anteroposterior (AP) diameters of canal and thecal sac, interlaminar distance, width of lateral recess, thickness of ligamentum flavum, and the findings of a root deviation. This study investigated: 1) correlation of MRI disc herniation types with EMG and myelogram findings, 2) correlation of EMG findings with axial MRI spinal measurements and myelogram findings, 3) correlation of myelogram with axialMRI spinal measurements.
The MRI disc herniation types did not relate to EMG and myelogram findings. Findings of the root compression on myelogram related to the width of lateral recess and thecal sac AP diameter only (p<0.05). There were nonparametric correlations between myelogram findings and the findings of root deviation on MRI (p<0.05).
There were little correlations between EMG findings and other imaging studies. In addition, we suggest not only the disc herniation type, but also the width of lateral recess and thecal sac AP diameter is helpful in interpreting the axial spinal MRI. (J Korean Acad Rehab Med 2005; 29: 462-468)
Key Words: Spinal geometric parameters, Magnetic resonance imaging, Myelography, Electromyography, Radiculopathy


Browse all articles >

Terms of Use   |   Privacy Polity
Editorial Office
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital
101 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
Tel: +82-10-8678-2671    Fax: +82-2-6072-5244    E-mail: edit@e-arm.org; edit.karm@gmail.com
Business Registration: 110-82-07460                

Copyright © 2024 by Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Developed in M2PI

Close layer