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Human Studies

2021 Jan 09

Eur Spine J

Serum biomarkers for Modic changes in patients with chronic low back pain.


Karppinen J, Koivisto K, Ketola J, Haapea M, Paananen M, Herzig K-H, Alini M, Lotz J, Dudli S, Samartzis D, Risteli J, Majuri M-L, Alenius H, Kyllönen E, Järvinen J, Niinimäki J, Grad S
Eur Spine J. 2021 Jan 09.
PMID: 33423134.


Lumbar Modic change (MC) can serve as a diagnostic marker as well as an independent source of chronic low back pain (CLBP). This study aimed to test for the existence of serum biomarkers in CLBP patients with MC.