Relationship between Lumbar Herniated Disc with Flat Feet
Haider Mekhlif Ali
The Aims of this stud was to prepare the clinician of the relation between LDP and flat foot patient and the further studies on this subject to improve types of physiotherapy to treat those patients with flat foot. Twenty-five cases of flat foot patient who had lumbar disc prolapse were reported for 5 years (2003- 2008). The radiological finding particularly MRI of lumbosacral spine and histopathological examination were discussed and analyzed. All patients were treated surgically by total removal of the lumbar disc prolapse of calcified disc which were reduced by tapping in site. This study demonstrates the relationship between the flat foot deformity as a predisposing factor which lead to precipitate the lumbar disc prolapse which occurs mainly at levels of L3/ L4.