Musculoskeletal pain in the obese: a comparison with a general population and long-term changes after conventional and surgical obesity treatment

@article{Peltonen2003MusculoskeletalPI,
  title={Musculoskeletal pain in the obese: a comparison with a general population and long-term changes after conventional and surgical obesity treatment},
  author={Markku Peltonen and Anna Karin Lindroos and Jarl Sson Torgerson},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2003},
  volume={104},
  pages={549-557}
}
Obesity is associated with musculoskeletal pain and osteoarthritis. This study compares the prevalence of work-restricting musculoskeletal pain in an obese and a general population and investigates changes in the incidence of and recovery from musculoskeletal pain after bariatric surgery or conventional obesity treatment. A random sample of 1135 subjects from a general population was compared with 6328 obese subjects in the Swedish obese subjects (SOS) study. For the obese subjects, information… CONTINUE READING

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