Innervation of pathologies in the lumbar vertebral end plate and intervertebral disc.

@article{Fields2014InnervationOP,
  title={Innervation of pathologies in the lumbar vertebral end plate and intervertebral disc.},
  author={Aaron J. Fields and Ellen C. Liebenberg and Jeffrey C. Lotz},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={
          513-21
        }
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has limited diagnostic value for chronic low back pain because of the unclear relationship between any anatomic abnormalities on MRI and pain reported by the patient. Assessing the innervation of end plate and disc pathologies-and determining the relationship between these pathologies and any abnormalities seen on MRI-could clarify the sources of back pain and help identify abnormalities with enhanced diagnostic value. PURPOSE To quantify… CONTINUE READING
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