- Associations of these so-called Modic changes with clinical symptoms are controersial.
- Both endplates of 1140 lumbar interspaces were graded for type and extent of Modic changes.
- Altogether, 178 Modic changes in 128 subjects were recorded: 30% were type I, 66% type II, and 4% both types I and II.
- Typically, Modic changes were located adjacent to a DD Grade 4 disc and at the 2 lowest levels.
- Logistic regression was used to analyze associations of pain ariables with Modic changes.
- The prevalence of the Modic changes was 1.4%, without gender difference, type I being more common than type II.