IS DEPRESSION A RISK FACTOR FOR LOW BACK PAIN?
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IS DEPRESSION A RISK FACTOR FOR LOW BACK PAIN? A PROSPECTIVE CO-TWIN STUDY
Presenter: Pinheiro MB
This Module addresses:
Question: Do symptoms of depression increase the risk of low back pain
when genetics and early environmental influences are considered?
Conclusion: Symptoms of depression do not increase the risk of low
back pain when high levels of adjustment for confounders were applied.
This association appears to be confounded by genetic factors or even
environmental factors and challenge the notion of depression as a causal
factor for low back pain.
Key Practice Points:
• People with symptoms of depression might not be at higher risk of
developing low back pain.
• Genetic and environment factors need to be considered in the
depression-low back pain relationship.