Brian T. Swanson
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Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS) is a clinical syndrome of buttock or lower extremity pain, which may occur with or without back pain, associated with diminished space available for the neural and vascular elements in the lumbar spine. Comorbidities frequently complicate the exercise selection of patients in physical therapy. One such comorbidity is a carotid artery aneurysm. A carotid Aneurysm is a bulging or ballooning in the wall of the internal or external carotid artery. Patients who undergo surgical management for carotid artery aneurysm are placed on exercise restrictions based on the size and location of the aneurysm. The purpose of this case report was to describe physical therapy management for a patient with low back pain with bilateral lower extremity radiculopathy in the presence of a complex medical background including carotid artery aneurysm.
The case report paper for this poster can be found here:
Adriance, Nicholas, "Management Of A Patient Lumbar Spinal Stenosis and Carotid Aneurysm Using Therapeutic Exercise, Education, And Manual Therapy: A Case Report" (2015). Case Report Posters. Poster 78.