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The effect of obesity upon the lumbar spine

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Back pain is a massive global public health problem with multiple contributing factors including obesity. Obesity is thought to be linked to back pain through mechanical factors. However, obesity also causes a systemic low-grade inflammatory milieu. This would suggest a possible biochemical link between obesity, intervertebral disc degeneration, and back pain. Furthermore, the relationship between obesity and the clinical presentation of spine patients is unclear. This thesis aims to exam...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Christ Church
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - NDORMS (Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics,Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences)
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Publication date:
2015
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:0db5f091-0f6f-4686-957e-22c5390232b0
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ora:12225

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