The association between subgroups of MRI findings identified with latent class analysis and low back pain in 40-year-old Danes.
BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2018 Feb 20;19(1):62. Epub 2018 Feb 20.
Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.
Background: Research into the clinical importance of spinal MRI findings in patients with low back pain (LBP) has primarily focused on single imaging findings, such as Modic changes or disc degeneration, and found only weak associations with the presence of pain. However, numerous MRI findings almost always co-exist in the lumbar spine and are often present at more than one lumbar level. It is possible that multiple MRI findings are more strongly associated with LBP than single MRI findings. Read More