“There are some Modic changes
on your MRI report.” Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville says “Don’t panic too
much.” Our St. Francisville back pain and neck pain patients have
good company concerning MRI reports reporting Modic changes. The research is developing
about just what Modic changes on MRI suggest
for a patient..and what they do not. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville puts perspective
around these usual MRI findings.
WHAT ARE MODIC CHANGES?
“Modic changes” is a term used
to explain the changes of
the spine’s vertebral endplates which are connected to
spinal degeneration. Modic type I changes are essentially regarded as bone marrow edema and inflammation signifying
acute degenerative changes. Modic type
II changes signify fatty degeneration of the bone marrow. Modic
III changes signify the replacement of bone with bony
sclerosis with minimal bone marrow remaining. (1) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
likes the opportunity to take care of
a painful back as early in this flow of change as possible. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville treats disc degeneration and spinal degenerative changes.
WHAT MODIC CHANGES REVEAL ABOUT THE SPINE?
Modic changes are familiar findings on
MRI. Modic changes on MRI appear in spinal degenerative diseases
and are strongly related to low back pain. (1) They
are age-related degenerative findings that accompany disc degeneration.
Greater Modic changes were linked to higher age, higher
body mass index, and adjacent disc degeneration. (2) Lifestyle and occupational
factors like cigarette smoking, regular exercise, and absence
of daily vehicle vibration looked to have minor
effects, if any, on the development of Modic changes in the lumbar spine. (3) Clearly,
Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville encourages proper lifestyle choices for optimal health!
WHAT MODIC CHANGES REVEAL ABOUT RECOVERY?
What is unclear is the research about just
what Modic changes mean for back pain
patients. New research demonstrated that Modic
changes were not found to be negatively associated
with long-term pain, disability, or sick leave. The research stated
that low back pain patients who had Modic changes had significantly
less disability and sick-leave at long-term follow-up. (4) This is encouraging
info to our St. Francisville chiropractic back pain patients!
CONTACT Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Robert Rudy on The
Back Doctors’ Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who detailed
his Cox® Technic treatment plan
for their back pain relief to his patients so they understand.
Schedule your St. Francisville chiropractic appointment now.
Bring any MRIs with you. Together, Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville and you will study them for information and create a treatment plan for
St. Francisville back pain relief that will prevent us both from panicking!