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Bet 3: The effectiveness of therapeutic ultrasound in the treatment of acute sciatica

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Report by: Ioannis Paneris

Search checked by: Michael Callaghan

Institution: Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK

Clinical scenario

A 30-year-old male gym enthusiast presents with a 3-week history of sudden onset of back pain, after lifting heavy weight, His pain radiates from the lumbar spine to the right posterior thigh lateral calf and foot and has associated mild paraesthesia. He has had treatment with Ultrasound (US) before for a different condition and he is asking if US could be …

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