Are MRI-defined fat infiltrations in the multifidus muscles associated with low back pain?

Per Kjær, Tom Bendix, Joan Solgaard Sorensen, Lars Korsholm, Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde

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Abstract

Because training of the lumbar muscles is a commonly recommended intervention in low back pain (LBP), it is important to clarify whether lumbar muscle atrophy is related to LBP. Fat infiltration seems to be a late stage of muscular degeneration, and can be measured in a non-invasive manner using magnetic resonance imaging. The purpose of this study was to investigate if fat infiltration in the lumbar multifidus muscles (LMM) is associated with LBP in adults and adolescents.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2
JournalB M C Medicine
Volume5
Number of pages10
ISSN1741-7015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007

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