Volume : 6
Issue : 1
Online ISSN : 2394-6377
Print ISSN : 2394-6369
Article First Page : 118
Article End Page : 120
Introduction: In India, chronic low back pain is normally seen in adults. Studies suggests that serum vitamin D levels is directly or indirectly related to low back pain. We determined the serum vitamin D levels among patients with chronic low back pain.
Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted during 2015-16 at a tertiary hospital in Bangalore. Patients were enrolled for the study based on a standard criteria. Serum vitamin D levels were estimated by using mass spectrometry.
Results: A total of 39 patients with low back pain were enrolled. The proportion of severe, moderate and mild vitamin D deficiency were found to be 11(28%), 8 (20%) and 20 (52%) respectively.
Conclusion: Majority of patients had some degree of vitamin D deficiency. Supplementation of vitamin D can be considered for all patients with chronic low back pain.
Keywords: Vitamin D, Chronic Low back pain, India.