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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 184-186

Quadratus lumborum: One of the many significant causes of low back pain

1 Department of Pain Management, Barge Pain Clinic, Satara, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Orthopaedics, Mangal Murti Nursing Home, Satara, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Asha Satish Barge
Barge Pain Clinic, 18, Deshmukh Colony, Sadar Bazar, Satara - 415 001, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijpn.ijpn_53_18

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Quadratus lumborum is one of the common sources of pain and that can be missed or ignored easily. Quadratus lumborum pain syndrome is a myofascial pain syndrome. The pain is due to spasm and stiffness of the muscle. Many a times, weak back muscles are compensated by quadratus lumborum leading to painful spasm. It is diffi cult to differentiate between quadratus lumborum and iliopsoas pain syndrome. Diagnostic quadratus lumborum injection helps differentiate between these two. In this report, we reported a case of quadratus lumborum pain syndrome as a primary diagnosis and iliopsoas pain syndrome as a secondary diagnosis. The diagnosis was confi rmed by fl uoroscopically guided quadratus lumborum injection.

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