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2019 Sep 05

BMC Musculoskelet Disord



Correlation between multifidus fatty atrophy and lumbar disc degeneration in low back pain.


Faur C, Patrascu JM, Haragus H, Anglitoiu B
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2019 Sep 05; 20(1):414.
PMID: 31488112.


Chronic low back pain (LBP) is common and associated with lumbar disc herniation. The purpose of this study was to investigate if the grade of lumbar disc degeneration correlates with the degree of lumbar multifidus muscle (LMM) fatty atrophy.