Recently there has been a lot of coverage around Modic changes in the vertebrae, which research has indicated as being linked with lower back pain. Modic Antibiotic Spine Therapy (MAST) has been demonstrated to have a positive correlation with reduction in that back pain.
To help the public make informed choices about practitioners claiming to offer MAST, the MAST Medical Academy was set up by researchers from the University of Southern Denmark and two professionals from The Broadgate Spine Centre.
The goals of the Academy focus on ethical and responsible dissemination of information about MAST / Modic changes, and to provide education to other healthcare professionals leading to certification in diagnosis and treatment.
A full review is included in our journal, here.