Background: The aim of our study was to evaluate the incoming interrelations between chronic low back pain and biomechanical changes of the lumbar spine, using an MRI-compatible axial-loading device mimicking the standing position. Materials and methods: Fifty consecutive patients (28 males and 22 females), with both chronic low pack pain and recurrent painful blockages, were selected and studied using a 1.5 T Gyroscan Intera Philips MRI unit (Philips, Best, Holland) and a dedicated axial loading apparatus (MIKAI manufacturing, Genoa, Italy). Results: After loading, no significant modifications occurred in ten patients (20%), a spinal stenosis was seen in 18 patients (45%), an increase in the discal protrusions or hernias was detected in 8 patients (20%) and a significant accentuation of the spondylolisthesis was observed in 6 patients (15%). Conclusion: Axial loading MRI provides valuable information for specific non-invasive or operative management of low back pain.

Manenti, G., Liccardo, G., Sergiacomi, G., Ferrante, L., D'Andrea, G., Konda, D., et al. (2003). Axial loading MRI of the lumbar spine. IN VIVO, 17(5), 413-420.

Axial loading MRI of the lumbar spine

MANENTI, GUGLIELMO;SERGIACOMI, GIANLUIGI;FRAIOLI, BERNARDO;SCHILLACI, ORAZIO;SIMONETTI, GIOVANNI MARIA EGISTO;MASALA, SALVATORE
2003-10-01

Abstract

Background: The aim of our study was to evaluate the incoming interrelations between chronic low back pain and biomechanical changes of the lumbar spine, using an MRI-compatible axial-loading device mimicking the standing position. Materials and methods: Fifty consecutive patients (28 males and 22 females), with both chronic low pack pain and recurrent painful blockages, were selected and studied using a 1.5 T Gyroscan Intera Philips MRI unit (Philips, Best, Holland) and a dedicated axial loading apparatus (MIKAI manufacturing, Genoa, Italy). Results: After loading, no significant modifications occurred in ten patients (20%), a spinal stenosis was seen in 18 patients (45%), an increase in the discal protrusions or hernias was detected in 8 patients (20%) and a significant accentuation of the spondylolisthesis was observed in 6 patients (15%). Conclusion: Axial loading MRI provides valuable information for specific non-invasive or operative management of low back pain.
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Settore MED/36 - Diagnostica per Immagini e Radioterapia
English
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Low back pain; Lumbar spine; MRI
article; biomechanics; clinical article; clinical trial; diagnostic imaging; female; human; loading test; low back pain; lumbar disk hernia; lumbar spine; male; non invasive measurement; nuclear magnetic resonance imaging; recurrent disease; spondylolisthesis; standing; vertebral canal stenosis; Female; Humans; Intervertebral Disk Displacement; Low Back Pain; Lumbar Vertebrae; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Male; Middle Aged; Myelography; Spinal Stenosis; Spondylolisthesis; Weight-Bearing
Manenti, G., Liccardo, G., Sergiacomi, G., Ferrante, L., D'Andrea, G., Konda, D., et al. (2003). Axial loading MRI of the lumbar spine. IN VIVO, 17(5), 413-420.
Manenti, G; Liccardo, G; Sergiacomi, G; Ferrante, L; D'Andrea, G; Konda, D; Fraioli, B; Schillaci, O; Simonetti, Gme; Masala, S
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