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2019 Apr 09

BMC Musculoskelet Disord



Inflammatory biomarkers in patients with sciatica: a systematic review.


Jungen MJ, Ter Meulen BC, van Osch T, Weinstein HC, Ostelo R W
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2019 Apr 09; 20(1):156.
PMID: 30967132.


This systematic review focusses on inflammation as an underlying pathogenic mechanism in sciatica. We addressed two questions in particular: (1) what inflammatory biomarkers have been identified in patients with sciatica in the literature so far? 2) is there an association between the level of inflammatory activity and clinical symptoms?