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Abstract #5002

Study of correlation between multifidus muscles atrophy and degenerative diseases of lumbar spine in patients with low back pain using MRI

Jiufa Cui1, Mingqian Huang2, and Mark Schweitzer2

1Affiliated hospital of Qingdao University, Qingdao, People's Republic of China, 2Department of Radiology, stony brook university hospital, Stony brook, NY, United States

Multifidus muscles (MF) atrophy are common in patients with Low back pain (LBP). Degenerative diseases of the lumbar spine, such as disc herniation, disc degeneration and facet joint osteoarthritis, are leading cause of LBP. Various studies have previously focused on the relationship between MF atrophy and disc degeneration, disc herniation. However, the results are inconsistent. Besides, no study for the correlation between MF atrophy and facet joint osteoarthritis has previously been conducted. This study will investigate the correlation between MF atrophy and disc degeneration, disc herniation, facet joint osteoarthritis using MRI.

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