Proposal for a new scoring system for spinal degeneration: Mo-Fi-Disc.

Ekşi M. Ş. , Özcan-Ekşi E. E. , Orhun Ö., Turgut V. U. , Pamir M. N.

Clinical neurology and neurosurgery, vol.198, pp.106120, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 198
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2020.106120
  • Title of Journal : Clinical neurology and neurosurgery
  • Page Numbers: pp.106120
  • Keywords: Disc degeneration, Paraspinal muscle, Fatty infiltration, Modic change, Classification, LOW-BACK-PAIN, INTERVERTEBRAL DISC, CLASSIFICATION, MARROW


Objective: We aimed to develop a new scoring system for spinal degeneration including Modic changes, fatty infiltration (fi) in the paraspinal muscles, and intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD), briefly Mo-fi-disc, using current radiological classification systems. We also aimed to understand whether Mo-fi-disc could predict patients with more intense low back pain (LBP).