Natural history of individuals with asymptomatic disc abnormalities in magnetic resonance imaging: predictors of low back pain-related medical consultation and work incapacity.

@article{Boos2000NaturalHO,
  title={Natural history of individuals with asymptomatic disc abnormalities in magnetic resonance imaging: predictors of low back pain-related medical consultation and work incapacity.},
  author={Norbert Boos and Norbert Karl Semmer and Achim Elfering and Volker Schade and Imre Gal and Marco Zanetti and Rudolf Kissling and N Buchegger and J{\"u}rg Hodler and Chris J. Main},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2000},
  volume={25 12},
  pages={1484-92}
}
STUDY DESIGN Prospective study on individuals with asymptomatic lumbar disc abnormalities detected in magnetic resonance imaging. OBJECTIVES To determine the natural history of asymptomatic disc abnormalities in magnetic resonance imaging and to identify predictors of future low back pain-related medical consultation and work incapacity. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The natural history of individuals with asymptomatic disc herniations has not been well established, but the high rate of lumbar… CONTINUE READING
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