Modic changes in the adjacent vertebrae due to disc material infection with Propionibacterium acnes in patients with lumbar disc herniation

Aghazadeh J., Salehpour F., Ziaeii E., Javanshir N., Samadi A., Sadeghi J., ...More

EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL, vol.26, no.12, pp.3129-3134, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00586-016-4887-4
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.3129-3134


Modic changes (MCs) in vertebral bones are induced by two mechanisms of mechanical factors and infection. As Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) have been reported to be associated with LBP. The aim of this study is to evaluate the MCs in patients with disc herniation and positive for P. acnes.