The Association between the Cross-Sectional Area of the Dural Sac and Low Back Pain in a Large Population: The Wakayama Spine Study

@inproceedings{Iwahashi2016TheAB,
  title={The Association between the Cross-Sectional Area of the Dural Sac and Low Back Pain in a Large Population: The Wakayama Spine Study},
  author={Hiroki Iwahashi and Noriko Yoshimura and Hiroshi Hashizume and Hiroshi Y Yamada and Hiroyuki Oka and Ko Matsudaira and Kazunori Shinto and Yuyu Ishimoto and Keiji Nagata and Masatoshi Teraguchi and Ryohei Kagotani and Shigeyuki Muraki and Toru Akune and Sakae Tanaka and Hiroshi Kawaguchi and Kozo Nakamura and Akihito Minamide and Yukihiro Nakagawa and Munehito Yoshida},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2016}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relations between the degree of encroachment, measured as the cross-sectional area of the dural sac, and low back pain in a large population. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, data from 802 participants (247 men, 555 women; mean age, 63.5 years) were analyzed. The measurement of the cross-sectional area of the dural sac from the level of L1/2 to L4/5 was taken using axial T2-weighted images. The minimum cross-sectional area was… CONTINUE READING