Magnetic resonance imaging and low back pain in adults: a diagnostic imaging study of 40-year-old men and women.

@article{Kjaer2005MagneticRI,
  title={Magnetic resonance imaging and low back pain in adults: a diagnostic imaging study of 40-year-old men and women.},
  author={Per Kjaer and Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde and Lars Korsholm and Joan Solgaard Sorensen and Tom Bendix},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2005},
  volume={30 10},
  pages={1173-80}
}
STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional cohort study of a general population. OBJECTIVE To investigate "abnormal" lumbar spine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings, and their prevalence and associations with low back pain (LBP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The clinical relevance of various "abnormal" findings in the lumbar spine is unclear. Distinguishing between inevitable age-related findings and degenerative findings with deleterious consequences is a challenge. METHODS Lumbar spine MRI was… CONTINUE READING

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