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Papers: 26 Nov 2022 - 2 Dec 2022

2023 Jan

J Orthop


The association of modic changes and chronic low back pain: A systematic review.


Hopayian K, Raslan E, Soliman S
J Orthop. 2023 Jan; 35:99-106.
PMID: 36438174.


Modic changes (MC) have been proposed as a cause of low back pain (LBP). However, the proposition remains controversial. There is uncertainty over the existence or degree of association between the two and whether, if there is an association, it is a causal relationship. Previous systematic reviews of the evidence have had methodological flaws.