Research Article
Volume 11 Issue 9 - 2020
Correlation between Findings on MRI and Clinical Features of Low Back Pain in Adults
Hisham I Eljack1* and Ahmed M Abd-Elhai2
1Head of Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Haj-Alsafi Hospital, Khartoum, Sudan
2Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Khartoum, Sudan
*Corresponding Author: Hisham I Eljack, Head of Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Haj-Alsafi Hospital, Khartoum, Sudan.
Received: July 23, 2020; Published: August 29, 2020


Low back pain (LBP) is an extremely common problem that most people experience at some point in their life. MRI is the method of choice for the evaluation of disk morphology (7) because of the good sensitivity (60 - 100%) and specificity (43 - 97%) for disk herniations. The purpose of this study is to undertake a critical review for the potential role of magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of low back pain and to determine if there were differences in the MRI finding and clinical findings.

A prospective, descriptive cross sectional, hospital-based study at three different hospitals; Khartoum Teaching Hospital, Fidael specialized hospital and Royal Scan Diagnostic Hospital. A total number of 100 patient who fulfilled the criteria were studied, patients were divided to three groups according to age range most of them ranked (20 - 30) years were 46%, second group from 30 to 40 account for 29% and third one 40 to 50 years account of 25%. Accuracy between clinical diagnosis and MRI diagnosis give 97% for disc prolapse regardless of site. Correlation of finding between MRI and clinical finding in patients of low back pain is important issue when considering evaluation of patient’s expectation for both patients and clinicians.

Keywords: Low Back Pain; MRI; Orthopedic; Clinical Features


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Citation: Hisham I Eljack and Ahmed M Abd-Elhai. “Correlation between Findings on MRI and Clinical Features of Low Back Pain in Adults”. EC Orthopaedics 11.9 (2020): 36-41.

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