Pain and high sensitivity C reactive protein in patients with chronic low back pain and acute sciatic pain.

@article{Strmer2005PainAH,
  title={Pain and high sensitivity C reactive protein in patients with chronic low back pain and acute sciatic pain.},
  author={Til St{\"u}rmer and Elke Raum and Matthias Buchner and Katja Gebhardt and Marcus Schiltenwolf and Wiltrud Richter and Hermann Brenner},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={64 6},
  pages={921-5}
}
BACKGROUND The severity of pain from musculoskeletal disorders might be associated with high sensitivity C reactive protein (hsCRP), a sensitive marker of low grade systemic inflammation. OBJECTIVE To study the association between pain as assessed by a visual analogue scale (VAS) and hsCRP in patients with chronic low back pain and acute sciatic pain. METHODS Information on pain severity, determinants of hsCRP, and hsCRP values were obtained prospectively at up to 10 time points during six… CONTINUE READING

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