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Volume:3 Issue:6 Number:4 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #6035
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Vertebral end-plate signal changes may not be the cause of disabling back pain in sciatica

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OrthoEvidence. Vertebral end-plate signal changes may not be the cause of disabling back pain in sciatica. ACE Report. 2014;3(6):4. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/6035

Study Type:Prognosis
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Back pain association with vertebral end-plate signal changes in sciatica

Spine J. 2014 Feb 1;14(2):225-33. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2013.08.058. Epub 2013 Nov 13.

Contributing Authors: A el Barzouhi CL Vleggeert-Lankamp BF van der Kallen GJ Lycklama à Nijeholt WB van den Hout BW Koes WC Peul Leiden-The Hague Spine Intervention Prognostic Study Group

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Two hundred and sixty-three patients with sciatica were randomized to undergo either rapid surgical intervention, or prolonged conservative treatment. The dual purpose of this publication was (1) to compare the extent of vertebral end-plate signal changes (VESC) between groups, and (2) to determine whether or not there is a correlation between VESC and disabling back pain. Results at 1 year indica...

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