Obesity is associated with reduced disc height in the lumbar spine but not at the lumbosacral junction.

@article{Urquhart2014ObesityIA,
  title={Obesity is associated with reduced disc height in the lumbar spine but not at the lumbosacral junction.},
  author={Donna Michelle Urquhart and Ivan Kurniadi and Kevin Triangto and Yuanyuan Wang and Anita E Wluka and Richard OʼSullivan and Graeme Jones and Flavia Cicuttini},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2014},
  volume={39 16},
  pages={E962-6}
}
STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional, community-based study. OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationships between obesity, disc height, and low back pain in the lumbosacral spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Although obesity is a recognized risk factor for low back pain, our understanding of the mechanisms for this is limited. The evidence for an association between obesity and spinal structural changes is also conflicting. METHODS Seventy-two participants from a community-based study of… CONTINUE READING
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