Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center Calmly Considers MRIs Modic Changes

“There are some Modic changes on your MRI report.” Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center says “Don’t panic too much.” Our Fort Wayne back pain and neck pain patients have good company concerning MRI reports talking about Modic changes. The research is developing about just what Modic changes on MRI suggest for a patient..and what they don’t mean. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center creates some perspective about these common 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 basically regarded as bone marrow edema and inflammation indicating acute degenerative changes.  Modic type II changes signify fatty degeneration of the bone marrow. Modic III changes describe the replacement of bone with bony sclerosis with little bone marrow remaining. (1) Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center appreciates the chance to treat a painful back earlier in this cascade of change whenever possible. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center 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 are seen in spinal degenerative diseases and are greatly associated with 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 nonappearance of daily vehicle vibration appeared to have slight effects, if any, on the development of Modic changes in the lumbar spine. (3) Clearly, Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center encourages proper lifestyle choices for optimal health!

WHAT MODIC CHANGES REVEAL ABOUT RECOVERY?

What is unclear is the research regarding just what Modic changes connote for back pain patients. New research showed that Modic changes were not understood to be negatively affiliated with long-term pain, disability, or sick leave. The research reported that low back pain patients with Modic changes had much less disability and sick-leave at long-term follow-up. (4) This is hopeful info to our Fort Wayne chiropractic back pain patients!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Rudy on The Back Doctors’ Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who described his treatment plan with the Cox® Technic System for their back pain relief to his patients so they get it.

Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment now. Bring any MRIs with you. Together, Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center and you will look at them for information and create a treatment plan for Fort Wayne back pain relief that will keep us both from panicking!

Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center sees many back pain and neck pain patients who bring their MRIs with them to the office. Modic changes are often seen.  
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