Hypovitaminosis D In Chronic Low Back Pain


  • Attiya Istarini Medical Faculty Jambi University




Background: Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to various pain conditions, including chronic low back pain. The role of vitamin D for the health of the musculoskeletal system involves the downregulation of pro-inflammatory cytokines that contribute to pain and the upregulation of anti-inflammatory cytokines that help reduce inflammation. Hypovitaminosis D can result from various factors, including age, low exposure to sunlight, dietary factors and genetic.

Objectives: This study aimed to determine vitamin D levels in chronic low back pain patients.

Methods: This research is an observational study with a cross sectional design. The population was all patients with chronic low back pain for more than 3 months. All samples underwent a total Vitamin D 25-OH examination using the Enzyme Linked Fluorescent Assay (ELFA).

Results: This study found that the majority of participants are elderly women (73.5%) aged 56-65 years (30.6%). In this study 59.2% of participants had vitamin D deficiency and 30.6% had vitamin D insufficiency. Based on radiological examination, 34.7% had lumbar osteoarthritis.

Conclusion: Patient with chronic low back pain had low level of vitamin D. Adequate sunlight exposure, dietary intake, and supplementation when necessary are essential strategies to prevent vitamin D deficiency and its associated health risks in the aging population.

Key words: Chronic low back pain, Vitamin D


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Attiya Istarini. (2024). Hypovitaminosis D In Chronic Low Back Pain. Jambi Medical Journal : Jurnal Kedokteran Dan Kesehatan, 12(1), 107-111. https://doi.org/10.22437/jmj.v12i1.33684