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Table 1 Difference in outcome

From: Are the presence of MODIC changes on MRI scans related to “improvement” in low back pain patients treated with lumbar facet joint injections?

  No Modic changes (N = 85) % Modic I (N = 83) % Modic II (N = 58) % Modic positive (Modic I and II) (N = 141) % P value
Improved 1 Day 33.7 % 39.8 % 32.8 % 36.9 % 0.64
Improved 1 Week 41.5 % 40.2 % 37.5 % 39.1 % 0.37
Improved 1 Month 45.2 % 34.2 % 32.1 % 33.3 % 0.23
Worse 1 Day 10.8 % 9.6 % 5.1 % 7.7 % 0.44
Worse 1 Week 14.3 % 13.4 % 10.8 % 12.2 % 0.67
Worse 1 Month 17.0 % 14.0 % 16.1 % 14.8 % 0.66
  1. Comparison of the proportion of patients with and without Modic changes reporting clinically relevant “improvement” or “worsening” at 1 day, 1 week and 1 month