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Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Calmly Considers MRIs Modic Changes

September 10, 2019

“There are some Modic changes on your MRI report.” Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc says “Don’t fret too much.” Our Fort Wayne back pain and neck pain patients are in good company concerning MRI reports revealing Modic changes. The research is developing about just what Modic changes on MRI suggest for a patient..and what they don’t mean. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc creates some perspective about these common MRI findings.


“Modic changes” is a phrase used to describe the degenerative changes to the vertebral endplates. Modic type I changes are basically considered to be bone marrow edema and inflammation indicating acute degenerative changes.  Modic type II changes signify fatty degeneration of the bone marrow. Modic III changes are the replacement of bone with bony sclerosis with little bone marrow left. (1) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc likes the chance to treat a painful back earlier in this cascade of change whenever possible. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc treats disc degeneration and spinal degenerative changes.


Modic changes are common 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 tied 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 appeared to have minor effects, if any, on the development of Modic changes in the lumbar spine. (3) Clearly, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc encourages proper lifestyle choices for overall good health!


What is unclear is the research about just what Modic changes imply for back pain patients. New research demonstrated that Modic changes were not understood to be negatively affiliated with long-term pain, disability, or sick leave. The research stated that low back pain patients with Modic changes had much less disability and sick-leave at long-term follow-up. (4) This is encouraging news 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 understand.

Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today. Bring any MRIs with you. Together, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc and you will look at them for information and create a treatment plan for Fort Wayne back pain relief that will prevent us both from panicking!

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc sees many back pain and neck pain patients who bring their MRIs with them to the office. Modic changes are often seen.