Is the Distribution Pattern of Modic Changes in Vertebral End-plates Associated With the Severity of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration?: A Cross-sectional Analysis of 527 Caucasians.

Özcan-Ekşi E. E. , Yayla A., Orhun Ö., Turgut V. U. , Arslan H. N. , Ekşi M. Ş.

World neurosurgery, vol.150, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 150
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.wneu.2021.02.128
  • Title of Journal : World neurosurgery
  • Keywords: Disc degeneration, End-plate, Low back pain, Modic changes, LOW-BACK-PAIN, LUMBAR SPINE, TYPE-1


BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common disorders, with many possible causes including intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD) and Modic changes. In this study we aimed to analyze whether the distribution pattern of Modic changes in the vertebral endplates was associated with the severity of IVDD.