Published by Misasa Medical Center, Okayama University Medical School
Published by Misasa Medical Center, Okayama University Medical School

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The relationship between the magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbar spine and low back pain

Yumoto, Eiichirou
Okamoto, Makoto
Tsugeno, Hirofumi
Harada, Seishi
Hosaki, Yasuhiro
Mifune, Takashi
Tanizaki, Yoshiro
Harada, Mine
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine the potential role of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the evaluation of low back pain (LBP). The study group, 19 patients with low back pain (2 subjects aged 32-39 years and 17 aged 59-78), underwent MRI of the lumbar spine. Disc degeneration at L4/5 was the most common finding (68.4%). Overall in present study, all patients with LBP had abnormalities around the lumbar spine (evidence of disc degeneration, deformity of lumbar spine, disc bulging or protrusion, facet hypertrophy, nerve root compression and so on).
Keywords
MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging)
腰椎 (Lumbar spine)
椎間板変性 (Disc disease)
ISSN
0918-7839
NCID
AN10430852