Disc degeneration and chronic low back pain: an association which becomes nonsignificant when endplate changes and disc contour are taken into account


The objective of this study was to assess the association between severe disc degeneration (DD) and low back pain (LBP). A case–control study was conducted with 304 subjects, aged 35–50, recruited in routine clinical practice across six hospitals; 240 cases (chronic LBP patients with a median pain duration of 46 months) and 64 controls (asymptomatic… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00234-013-1294-y

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