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The appropriate investigations in spinal claudication include:

  • exercise - brings on symptoms; look for loss of ankle jerks - cauda equina - or extensor plantars - spinal cord

  • radiography - look for bony stenosis of the lumbar canal or central lumbar disc prolapse

  • myelography - there is narrowing of the radio-opaque column at the level of the stenosis

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