International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Radiology and Medical Imaging Sciences | India | Volume 9 Issue 2, February 2020


MRI Evaluation of Modic Changes and Schmorl's Nodes in Patients with Low Back Pain

Dr. Garg Yogesh [2] | Dr. Mohi Jaswinder Kaur | Dr. Malik Priyanka [2]


Abstract: Background: The prevalence of LBP in Indian population has been found to vary between 6.2 % (in general population) to 92 % (in construction workers). Many structural components of spine are responsible for low backpain of degenerative etiology including the intervertebral disc, vertebral periosteum, facet joints and spinal ligaments. Aims: The aim of this study was to assess the role of MRI in the evaluation of Modic changes and Schmorls nodes in patients with low backpain. Material and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on forty patients with chief complaint of low back pain Results: Of the 40 patients evaluated with MRI lumbosacral spine for low backpain, Modic changes were seen in 8 patients (20.0 %) and Schmorls nodes were seen in 7 patients (17.5 %). Conclusion: It was concluded that MRI is a useful and safe modality for the evaluation of lumbar vertebral pathologies like Modic changes and Schmorls nodes in patients with LBP.


Keywords: low backpain, Modic changes, Schmorls nodes, MRI


Edition: Volume 9 Issue 2, February 2020,


Pages: 41 - 44


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