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2020 05

Clin J Pain



Association between Inflammatory Biomarkers and Non-specific Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review.


Lim YZ, Wang Y, Cicuttini FM, Hughes HJ, Chou L, Urquhart DM, Ong P X, Hussain S M
Clin J Pain. 2020 05; 36(5):379-389.
PMID: 31990692.


Chronic inflammation increases the production of cytokines and activates pro-inflammatory pathways which may lead to non-specific low back pain (LBP). We systematically reviewed the literature to investigate whether inflammatory biomarkers are associated with non-specific LBP.