Lumbar DDx – Imaging LBP

A longitudinal study of disc height narrowing and facet joint osteoarthritis at the thoracic and lumbar spine, evaluated by computed tomography: the framingham study.

Jarraya M, Guermazi A, Lorbergs AL, Brochin E, Kiel DP, Bouxsein ML, Cupples LA, Samelson EJ. Spine J. 2018 Apr 18. pii: S1529-9430(18)30164-5. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2018.04.010.

A morphometric analysis of all lumbar intervertebral discs and vertebral bodies in degenerative spondylolisthesis.

Abu-Leil S, Floman Y, Bronstein Y, Masharawi Y. Eur Spine J. 2016 Aug

Age- and sex-related changes in facet orientation and tropism in lower lumbar spine: an MRI study of 600 patients.

Degulmadi D, Dave BR, Krishnan A. Eur Spine J. 2019 Mar 18. doi: 10.1007/s00586-019-05953-y.

An exploratory study of different definitions and thresholds for lumbar disc degeneration assessed by MRI and their associations with low back pain using data from a cohort study of a general population.

Dragsbæk L, Kjaer P, Hancock M, Jensen TS. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2020 Apr 17;21(1):253. doi: 10.1186/s12891-020-03268-4.

Association between changes in lumbar Modic changes and low back symptoms over a two-year period

Association Between Lumbar Spine Sagittal Alignment and L4-L5 Disc Degeneration Among Asymptomatic Young Adults.

Menezes-Reis R, Bonugli GP, Dalto VF, da Silva Herrero CF, Defino HL, Nogueira-Barbosa MH. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Sep 15;41(18):E1081-7. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001568.

Association Between Modic Changes and Low Back Pain in Middle Age: A Northern Finland Birth Cohort Study

Saukkonen, Jesperi; Määttä, Juhani; Oura, Petteri; Kyllönen, Eero; Tervonen, Osmo; Niinimäki, Jaakko; Auvinen, Juha; Karppinen, Jaro. SPINE. April 23, 2020. DOI: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000003529

Associations between disc space narrowing, anterior osteophytes and disability in chronic mechanical low back pain: a cross sectional study.

Perera RS, Dissanayake PH, Senarath U, Wijayaratne LS, Karunanayake AL, Dissanayake VHW. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2017 May 15;18(1):193. doi: 10.1186/s12891-017-1562-9.

Clinician, patient and general public beliefs about diagnostic imaging for low back pain: protocol for a qualitative evidence synthesis.

Traeger AC, Reed BJ, O’Connor DA, Hoffmann TC, Machado GC, Bonner C, Maher CG, Buchbinder R. BMJ Open. 2018 Feb 10;8(2):e019470. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019470.

Correlation between facet tropism and lumbar degenerative disease: a retrospective analysis

  Tian Gao, Qi Lai, Song Zhou, Xuqiang Liu, Yuan Liu, Ping Zhan, Xiaolong Yu, Jun Xiao, Min Dai, Bin Zhang. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 22 November 2017. Doi:10.1186/s12891-017-1849-x

Correlation between the sagittal spinopelvic alignment and degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis: a retrospective study.

Lai Q, Gao T, Lv X, Liu X, Wan Z, Dai M, Zhang B, Nie T. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2018 May 16;19(1):151. doi: 10.1186/s12891-018-2073-z.

Degenerative findings in lumbar spine MRI: an inter-rater reliability study involving three raters.

Doktor K, Jensen TS, Christensen HW, Fredberg U, Kindt M, Boyle E, Hartvigsen J. Chiropr Man Therap. 2020 Feb 11;28(1):8. doi: 10.1186/s12998-020-0297-0.

Do more MRI findings imply worse disability or more intense low back pain? A cross-sectional study of candidates for lumbar disc prosthesis.

Berg L, Hellum C, Gjertsen Ø, Neckelmann G, Johnsen LG, Storheim K, Brox JI, Eide GE, Espeland A; Norwegian Spine Study Group. Skeletal Radiol. 2013 Nov;42(11):1593-602. doi: 10.1007/s00256-013-1700-x.

Effects of sagittal endplate shape on lumbar segmental mobility as evaluated by kinetic magnetic resonance imaging.

Endplate lesions in the lumbar spine: a novel MRI-based classification scheme and epidemiology in low back pain patients.

Brayda-Bruno M, Albano D, Cannella G, Galbusera F, Zerbi A. Eur Spine J. 2018 Oct 10. doi: 10.1007/s00586-018-5787-6.

Evaluation of changes in lumbar neuroforaminal dimensions in symptomatic young adults using positional MRI

Ren Z, Liu A, Yang K, Wang D, Buser Z, Wang JC. Eur Spine J. 2017 Aug;26(8):1999-2006. doi: 10.1007/s00586-017-4953-6.

Exploratory study for clinical signs of MODIC changes in patients with low-back pain in the Netherlands armed forces

Peter van der Wurff, Tom Vredeveld, Caroline van de Graaf, Rikke K. Jensen and Tue S. Jensen. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. 201927:5. 14 February 2019. DOI: 10.1186/s12998-018-0229-4

Health Care Utilization and Pain Outcomes Following Early Imaging for Low Back Pain in Older Adults.

Powell AC, Rogstad TL, Elliott SW, Price SE, Long JW, Deshmukh UU, Murad MH, Steffen MW. J Am Board Fam Med. 2019 Nov-Dec;32(6):773-780. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2019.06.190103.

High-Density Electromyography Provides New Insights into the Flexion Relaxation Phenomenon in Individuals with Low Back Pain.

Murillo C, Martinez-Valdes E, Heneghan NR, Liew B, Rushton A, Sanderson A, Falla D. Sci Rep. 2019 Nov 4;9(1):15938. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-52434-9.

Instantaneous centers of rotation for lumbar segmental extension in vivo

  Ameet Aiyangar, Liying Zheng, William Anderst, Xudong Zhang DOI:

L5 incidence: an important parameter for spinopelvic balance evaluation in high grade spondylolisthesis.

Sebaaly A, El Rachkidi R, Grobost P, Burnier M, Labelle H, Roussouly P. Spine J. 2018 Jan 19. pii: S1529-9430(18)30017-2. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2018.01.014.

Lumbar high-intensity zones on MRI: imaging biomarkers for severe, prolonged low back pain and sciatica in a population-based cohort.

Teraguchi M, Cheung JPY, Karppinen J, Bow C, Hashizume H, Luk KDK, Cheung KM, Samartzis D. Spine J. 2020 Mar 2. pii: S1529-9430(20)30082-6. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2020.02.015.

Lumbar vertebral endplate defects on Magnetic Resonance Images: Prevalence, distribution patterns, and associations with back pain

Lunhao Chen, Michele C. Battié, Ying Yuan, Ge Yang, Zhong Chen, Yue Wang. The Spine Journal. October 25, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.spinee.2019.10.015

Mild (not severe) disc degeneration is implicated in the progression of bilateral L5 spondylolysis to spondylolisthesis.

Ramakrishna VAS, Chamoli U, Viglione LL, Tsafnat N, Diwan AD. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2018 Apr 2;19(1):98. doi: 10.1186/s12891-018-2011-0.

Modic changes of the lumbar spine: prevalence, risk factors, and association with disc degeneration and low back pain in a large-scale population-based cohort.

MRI identifies biochemical alterations of intervertebral discs in patients with low back pain and radiculopathy.

Pulickal T, Boos J, Konieczny M, Sawicki LM, Müller-Lutz A, Bittersohl B, Gerß J, Eichner M, Wittsack HJ, Antoch G, Schleich C. Eur Radiol. 2019 Jul 5. doi: 10.1007/s00330-019-06305-6.

Pelvic Incidence Is Associated With Sacral Curvature, Sacroiliac Joint Angulation, And Sacral Ala Width.

Abola MV, Teplensky JR, Cooperman DR, Bauer JM, Liu RW. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018 Apr 12. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000002679.

Prospective Comparison of Changes in Lumbar Spine MRI Findings over Time between Individuals with Acute Low Back Pain and Controls: An Exploratory Study.

Panagopoulos J, Magnussen JS, Hush J, Maher CG, Crites-Battie M, Jarvik JG, Jensen TS, Hancock MJ. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2017 Aug 3. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A5357.

Radiological lumbar stenosis severity predicts worsening sagittal malalignment on full-body standing stereoradiographs.

Buckland AJ, Ramchandran S, Day L, Bess S, Protopsaltis T, Passias PG, Diebo BG, Lafage R, Lafage V, Sure A, Errico TJ. Spine J. 2017 May 17. pii: S1529-9430(17)30213-9. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2017.05.021.

Reliability of Human Lumbar Facet Joint Degeneration Severity Assessed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Little JW, Grieve T, Cantu J, Bogar WC, Heiser R, Miley H, Cramer GD. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2020 Feb 17. pii: S0161-4754(18)30155-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2018.11.027.

Role of disc area and trabecular bone density on lumbar spinal column fracture risk curves under vertical impact

Narayan Yoganandan, Jason Moore, Frank A. Pintar, Anjishnu Banerjee, Nicholas DeVogel, JiangYue Zhang. J.Biomechanics. March 2, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.02.030

Sarcopenia is related to spinal sagittal imbalance in patients with spinopelvic mismatch.

Ohyama S, Hoshino M, Terai H, Toyoda H, Suzuki A, Takahashi S, Hayashi K, Tamai K, Hori Y, Nakamura H. Eur Spine J. 2019 Jul 17. doi: 10.1007/s00586-019-06066-2.

Segmental variations in facet joint translations during in vivo lumbar extension

Ryan M. Byrne, Yu Zhou, Liying Zheng, Suman K. Chowdhury, Ameet Aiyangar, Xudong Zhang. J.Biomechamics. October 19, 2017 DOI:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2017.09.026

Spine Explorer: a deep learning based fully automated program for efficient and reliable quantifications of the vertebrae and discs on sagittal lumbar spine MR images.

Huang J, Shen H, Wu J, Hu X, Zhu Z, Lv X, Liu Y, Wang Y. Spine J. 2019 Nov 20. pii: S1529-9430(19)31106-4. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2019.11.010.

The association between subgroups of MRI findings identified with latent class analysis and low back pain in 40-year-old Danes.

Jensen RK, Kent P, Jensen TS, Kjaer P. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2018 Feb 20;19(1):62. doi: 10.1186/s12891-018-1978-x.

The change of whole lumbar segmental motion according to the mobility of degenerated disc in the lower lumbar spine: a kinetic MRI study

The change of whole lumbar segmental motion according to the mobility of degenerated disc in the lower lumbar spine: a kinetic MRI study.

The location of Modic changes in the lumbar spine: a meta-analysis.

Huang ZY, Xu HC, Lei T, Li QL, Wu AM, Ni WF. Eur Spine J. 2016 Nov;25(11):3746-3759.

Three-dimensional analysis of volumetric changes in herniated discs of the lumbar spine: does spontaneous resorption of herniated discs always occur?

Seo JY, Roh YH, Kim YH, Ha KY. Eur Spine J. 2016 May

Traumatic Lumbar Spondylolisthesis: A Systematic Review and Case Series

Mikhail Lew P. Ver, MD, John R. Dimar, II, MD, Leah Y. Carreon, MD, MSc. Global Spine Journal. September 27, 2018. doi: 10.1177/2192568218801882

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