People with diabetes have a 35 percent higher risk of low back pain and 24 per cent higher risk of throat or non-diabetes, a review by researchers at the University of Sydney has found.
Their findings were published, based on feta-analyzes of studies that assess the links between diabetes and consequences of back pain or throat, today in PLOS ONE.
Most adults suffer back pain during their lives and almost half have a pain in the neck at some point. Diabetes is an increasingly common chronic condition; around 382 million people live with type 2 diabetes, the most common type of this metabolic disease.
Professor Manuela Ferreira, senior author of the paper, from the University's Research and Research Research Institute, did not have enough evidence in the review to establish a causal relationship between diabetes and backache or throat. But the findings guarantee a further investigation into the society.
"Diabetes and back pain and back pain seem to be linked somehow. We can not say how these findings suggest that further research to the link is justified," he said. ; the Associate Professor Ferreira.
"Type 2 diabetes and back pain have a strong relationship with obesity and lack of physical activity, so this research's logical sequence could look at these factors in more detail. Our analysis adds to the evidence that weight control and activity physical play basic roles in health support. "
The paper also found that diabetes medication could influence pain, possiby by its effect on blood glucose levels, and this connection should also be investigated. He also recommended that healthcare professionals consider screening for anonymous diabetes in patients who try to care for neck or back pain low.
"Red and back pain, and diabetes, cause more and more people," said Co-Author and Co-worker, Associate Professor Paulo Ferreira of the Faculty of Health Sciences. "It's worth committing more resources to investigate their relationship. Maybe changing the treatment interventions for diabetes may reduce the number of back pain, and vice versa."
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