The Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Patients Suffering From Chronic Pain
Obesity is considered as the epidemic of the century. Central obesity is one of the metabolic syndrome's features. It has been proven that obesity can cause back pain and headaches; thus, there might be a link between chronic pain and the syndrome.
The objective of this study is to assess the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in patients suffering from chronic pain.
Pain and Metabolic Syndrome
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||The Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Patients Suffering From Chronic Pain|
|Study Start Date:||May 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2012|
All patients will answer a questionnaire, their hip circumference will be measured, and their BMI will be calculated (weight/(height)2 ).
The patients' blood pressure will be measured. The patients will be asked to bring their blood tests (lipids and glucose).
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00885261
|Pain Medicine Unit|
|Tel Aviv, Israel|
|Principal Investigator:||Silviu Brill, MD||Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center|