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Papers: 23 Feb 2019 - 1 Mar 2019


PLoS One



Is there an association between diabetes and neck and back pain? A systematic review with meta-analyses.


Pozzobon D, Ferreira PH, Dario AB, Almeida L, Vesentini G, Harmer AR, Ferreira ML
PLoS One. 2019; 14(2):e0212030.
PMID: 30789940.


Approximately half of the population will experience either low back pain or neck pain, at some point in their lives. Previous studies suggest that people with diabetes are more likely to present with chronic somatic pain, including shoulder, knee and spinal pain. This study aimed to systematically review and appraise the literature to explore the magnitude as well as the nature of the association between diabetes and back, neck, or spinal (back and neck) pain.