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Vitamin D deficiency may have role in chronic low back pain

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 07 July 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:109
  1. Peter J Lewis, integrative physician (
  1. 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 …

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