Table. 1.

Comparison of vascular versus neurogenic claudication

Outcomes Vascular Neurogenic
Pain location Calves Back, buttock, thighs
Exacerbating factors Activity, walking Walking/standing erect, spinal extension
Alleviating factors Rest Spinal flexion
Onset of relief Immediate Within minutes
Walking uphill Painful Painless
Imaging Doppler ultrasonography Magnetic resonance imaging of lumbar spine
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