Skip to main content

Table 1 Demographics and clinical diagnosis of patients studied

From: Gravity determines the direction of nerve roots sedimentation in the lumbar spinal canal

  Negative SedSign
(N = 25)
Positive SedSign
(N = 31)
Age 51.6 ± 13 67.5 ± 7a
Male/female 12/13 19/12
Clinical Diagnosisb
 Lumbar spinal stenosis 0 17
 Lumbar disc herniation 6 12
 Spondylolisthesis 1 2
 Nonspecific back pain 18 0
  1. a Data were mean ± SD, and t-test was used, P < 0.001; b: Chi squared test was used, P < 0.001. clinical diagnoses were significantly different between SedSign positive and negative groups