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Papers: 10 Dec 2022 - 16 Dec 2022

Human Studies


J Pain Res


Racial Differences in 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D and Self-Reported Pain Severity in a Sample of Individuals Living with Non-Specific Chronic Low Back Pain.


Overstreet DS, Strath LJ, Hasan FN, Sorge RE, Penn T, Rumble DD, Aroke EN, WIggins AM, Dembowski JG, Bajaj EK, Quinn TL, Long LD, Goodin BR
J Pain Res. 2022; 15:3859-3867.
PMID: 36514480.


Considerable evidence suggests that there are significant ethnic/racial differences in the experience of pain among individuals suffering from chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Additionally, low levels of vitamin D have been associated with pain severity. Further, vitamin D deficiency is more prevalent in Non-Hispanic Black (NHB) individuals compared to Non-Hispanic Whites (NHW).