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Low Back Pain, Modic Changes and Bacterial Infections

Modic changes are edema in the vertebral body, which can only be detected on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and are closely associated with low back pain. There is growing evidence their formation may be related to bacterial infection. According to this herniated disc treatment services, herniated discs may be susceptible to bacterial infection and these infections may cause Modic changes. In patients with Modic changes antibiotic treatment appears to reduce symptom severity, although alternative methods of bulging disc treatment could be considered. In alternative medicine fungal infections...

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