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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Utility of bone SPECT/CT to identify the primary cause of pain in elderly patients with degenerative lumbar spine disease

Patient no. Age, sex Symptoms Initial diagnosis Final diagnosis Primary treatment NRS before treatment NRS after treatment
1 68, F Severe LBP Adult spinal deformity Degenerative discopathy Selected spinal fusion (two levels) 8 0
2 72, F Severe LBP Adult spinal deformity Degenerative discopathy and facet joint arthropathy Selected spinal fusion (two levels) 8 2
3 77, F Severe LBP and mild right LE numbness Adult spinal deformity Degenerative discopathy (adjacent segment disease after spinal fusion) Selected spinal fusion (one level) 9 3
4 74, F Severe LBP and mild left LE pain Adult spinal deformity Insufficiency fracture of the end-plate of the L4 vertebral body Lumbar orthosis 9 4
5 67, F Severe LBP Adjacent segment disease after spinal fusion Insufficiency fracture of the L3 transverse process Lumbar orthosis 8 2
  1. F female, NRS 11-point numerical rating scale, LBP low back pain, LE lower extremity