Friday, 10 May 2013

Low Back Pain Linked to Bacterial Infection
New research from Spine Centre of Southern Denmark, has indicated that Modic type 1 changes/bone edema in the vertebrae are present in 6 % of the general population and 35-40 % of the low back pain population.  As it is strongly associated with low back pain investigators have concluded that antibiotics maybe considered as a treatment option for chronic lower back pain.  However the findings come with a caution as long term prescribing of antibiotics could increase drug resistance across the population.  There is also some debate among specialists of spinal chord injury.
Some Links…..

The Globe and Mail Newspaper (CA)

BMJ Blog (scroll down the web page)
BMC Medicine - Rest versus exercise as treatment for patients with low back pain and Modic changes.  RCT
Clinical Trials (US)

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