The Open Dentistry Journal

ISSN: 1874-2106 ― Volume 14, 2020

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) findings of Cervical Spine Derangement (CSD) among Iraqi Working Dentists

Ghassan Abdulateef Abbas Al Shammari1, Sattar Razzaq Al-Esawi1, Abbas Taher2, *, Ammar H Albujeer3
1 Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Al sader Teaching Hospital, Kufa, Najaf, Iraq
2 Department of OMF Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, The Islamic University, Najaf, Iraq
3 Nab'a Al-Hayat Foundation for Medical Sciences and Health Care, Najaf, Iraq



To assess the cervical spine derangement among working dentists using MRI in order to establish a relationship between job parameters and cervical derangement changes.


A cross-sectional study was carried out at the MRI unit of Al-Sader Medical city of Al Najaf health directorate from June 2015 to December 2016. The involved 43 working dentist volunteers of varying age and sex, who underwent an MRI of their cervical spine.


The MRI was normal in 16 (37.3%) and abnormal in 27 (62.8%) participants. The abnormality was due to cervical spine spondylitis changes.


Intervertebral Discs (IVD) degeneration was the most frequent finding, followed by IVD herniation.

Keywords: Cervical, Work, Dentist, MSD, Occupation, MRI, Younge.

Article Information

Identifiers and Pagination:

Year: 2020
Volume: 14
First Page: 127
Last Page: 136
Publisher Id: TODENTJ-14-127
DOI: 10.2174/1874210602014010127

Article History:

Received Date: 11/11/2019
Revision Received Date: 03/02/2020
Acceptance Date: 11/02/2020
Electronic publication date: 22/04/2020
Collection year: 2020

© 2020 Al Shammari et al.

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