Vitamin D deficiency may have role in chronic low back painBMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7508.109-a (Published 07 July 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:109
- Peter J Lewis, integrative physician (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 15 South Steyne, Manly, NSW 2095, Australia
EDITOR—The optimal management of patients with chronic low back pain remains a challenge for healthcare services, as discussed by Koes,1 but the importance of vitamin D is not widely appreciated.
Many studies have shown the high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in various populations. For example, 93% of 150 patients presenting to a university affiliated inner city primary care clinic in …