43-year-old male suffered of cervical disc herniation, and therefore C5-6 and C6-7 discectomy and fusion were done. About one year later he experienced acute sciatica followed by hot pricking sensation in the arm and neck. MRI showed far lateral bulge of L3-4 on the left and small disc bulge on C4-5, and a larger C5-6 disc herniation. Neurological examination disclosed C6-C7 radiculopathy on the left, minimal weakness of biceps and triceps muscles and reduced biceps reflex. EMG and physical examination were consistent with bilateral radiculopathy, attributed to small disc herniation.
The patient is a 52 year old male, who is suffering from backache and carried out imaging tests of the lumbosacral spine. Plain x-rays showed mild left scoliosis without rotation, sclerosis at the L5S1 facets, marginal osteophytes, and decrease in the height of the L5S1 disc space.