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Some patients with chronic LBP exhibit intervertebral disc changes on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which are categorized according to the Modic classification system, and indicate the presence of degenerative disc disease. Patients with Modic type 1 findings have evidence of disc inflammation on MRI, manifesting as vertebral endplate subchondral bone edema, and account for 46% of the chronic LBP population. 1,2 The Modic 1 classification can be further divided into phenotypes such as low-grade systemic inflammation and inflammatory-like chronic LBP. 3,4