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International Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Research


Serum vitamin D levels among patients with chronic low back pain attending BGS-GIMS hospital, Bangalore, India


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Author Details : Shilpashree M.K*, Krishnamurthy N, K P. Raju, B N. Sharath

Volume : 6, Issue : 1, Year : 2019

Article Page : 118-120


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Abstract

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.

Doi : 10.18231/2394-6377.2019.0028

How to cite : M.k S, Krishnamurthy N, Raju K P, Sharath B N, Serum vitamin D levels among patients with chronic low back pain attending BGS-GIMS hospital, Bangalore, India. Int J Clin Biochem Res 2019;6(1):118-120

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