Recurrent low back pain and early disc degeneration in the young.

@article{Salminen1999RecurrentLB,
  title={Recurrent low back pain and early disc degeneration in the young.},
  author={Jouko J. Salminen and M O Erkintalo and Jaana Pentti and Airi Oksanen and Martti Kormano},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1999},
  volume={24 13},
  pages={1316-21}
}
STUDY DESIGN A prospective 9-year follow-up study involving randomized matched subgroups of 15-year-old schoolchildren with or without low back pain at baseline. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the long-term persistence of initially reported recurrent low back pain, and to examine the significance of abnormalities found in magnetic resonance imaging of lumbar discs in individuals 15 and 18 years of age as possible contributors to persistently recurrent low back pain. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA In… CONTINUE READING