REACH Publications


REACH faculty have broad expertise in their specific areas of research focus. Below we have highlighted some of their published work, as well as articles that may be of interested to the lower back pain community at large. 

Bailey JF, Fields AJ, Ballatori A, et al. The Relationship Between Endplate Pathology and Patient-reported Symptoms for Chronic Low Back Pain Depends on Lumbar Paraspinal Muscle Quality. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2019;44(14):1010‐1017. doi:10.1097/BRS.0000000000003035


Chan AK, Bisson EF, Bydon M, et al. A comparison of minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion and decompression alone for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis. Neurosurg Focus. 2019;46(5):E13. doi:10.3171/2019.2.FOCUS18722

Chan AK, Bisson EF, Bydon M, et al. Laminectomy alone versus fusion for grade 1 lumbar spondylolisthesis in 426 patients from the prospective Quality Outcomes Database. J Neurosurg Spine. 2018;30(2):234–241. doi:10.3171/2018.8.SPINE17913

Lotz JC, Fields AJ, Liebenberg EC. The role of the vertebral end plate in low back pain. Global Spine J. 2013;3(3):153‐164. doi:10.1055/s-0033-1347298

Krug R, Joseph GB, Han M, Fields A, Cheung J, Mundada M, Bailey J, Rochette A, Ballatori A, McCulloch CE, McCormick Z, O'Neill C, Link TM, Lotz J. Associations between vertebral body fat fraction and intervertebral disc biochemical composition as assessed by quantitative MRI. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2019.















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