Back pain and MRI changes in the thoraco-lumbar spine of top athletes in four different sports: a 15-year follow-up study

A total 71 male athletes (weight lifters, wrestlers, orienteers, and ice-hockey players) and 21 non-athletes were randomly selected, for a baseline MRI study. After 15 years all the participants at baseline were invited to take part in a follow-up examination, including a questionnaire on back pain and a follow-up MRI examination. Thirty-two athletes and… CONTINUE READING