Vertebral end-plate signal changes may not be the cause of disabling back pain in sciatica
Back pain association with vertebral end-plate signal changes in sciaticaSpine J. 2014 Feb 1;14(2):225-33. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2013.08.058. Epub 2013 Nov 13.
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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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