Modic changes—Their associations with low back pain and activity limitation: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis

@inproceedings{Herlin2018ModicCA,
  title={Modic changes—Their associations with low back pain and activity limitation: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis},
  author={Christofer Herlin and Per Kjaer and Ansgar Espeland and Jan Sture Skouen and Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde and Jaro I. Karppinen and Jaakko Niinim{\"a}ki and Joan Solgaard S{\o}rensen and Kjersti Storheim and Tue Secher Jensen},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2018}
}
BACKGROUND Previous systematic reviews have reported positive associations between Modic changes (MCs) and low back pain (LBP), but due to their narrow scope and new primary studies, there is a need for a comprehensive systematic review. Our objectives were to investigate if MCs are associated with non-specific LBP and/or activity limitation and if such associations are modified by other factors. METHODS A protocol for this review was registered at PROSPERO prior to commencing the work… CONTINUE READING
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