MR aortography and serum cholesterol levels in patients with long-term nonspecific lower back pain.

@article{Kauppila2004MRAA,
  title={MR aortography and serum cholesterol levels in patients with long-term nonspecific lower back pain.},
  author={Leena I Kauppila and Raija H M Mikkonen and Pekka Mankinen and Kia Pelto-Vasenius and Ilkka M{\"a}enp{\"a}{\"a}},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2004},
  volume={29 19},
  pages={2147-52}
}
STUDY DESIGN A cross-sectional analysis of the feeding arteries of the lumbar spine and cholesterol levels on patients with long-term nonspecific lower back pain. OBJECTIVES To evaluate whether occlusion of lumbar and middle sacral arteries or serum cholesterol levels are associated with lower back pain and/or with disc degeneration. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Atherosclerosis in the wall of the abdominal aorta usually develops at the ostia of branching arteries and the bifurcation, and may… CONTINUE READING
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