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2019 Jul 15

Spine (Phila Pa 1976)



The Relationship Between Endplate Pathology and Patient-Reported Symptoms for Chronic Low Back Pain Depends on Lumbar Paraspinal Muscle Quality.


Bailey JF, Fields AJ, Ballatori A, Cohen D, Jain D, Coughlin D, O'Neill C, McCormick Z, Han M, Krug R, Demir-Deviren S, Lotz JC
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2019 Jul 15; 44(14):1010-1017.
PMID: 30896590.


MINI: In a cross-sectional cohort study comparing MRI phenotypes for chronic low back pain between PATIENT.: subjects and asymptomatic-subjects, we uncovered an association between endplate damage and adjacent paraspinal muscle quality that is predictive of symptoms for chronic low back pain.