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Internal and Emergency Medicine

, Volume 13, Issue 6, pp 955–956 | Cite as

Kissing spines: an underdiagnosed cause of low back pain

  • Paul Benvenuto
  • Armen Attarian
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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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The manuscript does not contain clinical studies or identifying patient data.

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This article does not contain any studies with human and animals, performed by any of the authors.

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Given the absence of identifying patient data, informed consent was deferred.

Funding

This research received no specific grant from any funding agency, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyRoyal Victoria Hospital, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)MontrealCanada

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