ISSN: 2630-5720 | E-ISSN: 2687-346X
Laparoscopic Endoscopic Surgical Science Effects of Blood Hemoglobin Levels on Vertebral Discal Degeneration [Haydarpasa Numune Med J]
Haydarpasa Numune Med J. 2023; 63(3): 329-333 | DOI: 10.14744/hnhj.2023.35219

Effects of Blood Hemoglobin Levels on Vertebral Discal Degeneration

Eyüp Çetin1, Volkan Şah2, Mustafa Arslan3, Özkan Arabacı3, Mehmet Edip Akyol3, İlker Ünlü4
1Department of Brain and Nerve Surgery, Health Sciences University Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Türkiye
2Department of Sports Medicine, Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Faculty of Medicine, Van, Türkiye
3Department of Neurosurgery, Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Faculty of Medicine, Van, Türkiye
4Department of Neurosurgery, Esenyurt University, İstanbul, Türkiye

INTRODUCTION: Vertebral discopathies are one of the most important causes of low back pain, which is very common in the community. Although there are many biochemical and mechanical causes of discogenic low back pain, the most important is discal degeneration. Many studies have been conducted suggesting that disc degeneration could be associated with various factors. In our study, we aimed to reveal a possible relationship between disc degeneration and levels of hemoglobin (HGB).
METHODS: We investigated the connection between discal degeneration and certain parameters, especially HGB levels, in a total of 174 patients in two separate groups; those with and without disc degeneration. Age, weight, height, body mass index, chronic diseases, mean HGB, hematocrit (HTC) level, white blood cell (WBC), high-density lipoprotein, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and triglyceride (TG) values of the patients were recorded.
RESULTS: No significant difference was detected (p>0.05) between the groups with and without degeneration in terms of HGB, HTC, WBC, and LDL values. The TG level in the group with disc degeneration was significantly (p<0.05) higher than the group without disc degeneration.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: Lumbar disc degeneration is a public health problem that continues to be discussed in the lit-erature. There was no significant difference in terms of HGB levels between the groups, with and without degenerated disc.

Keywords: Discal degeneration, discogenic pain, hemoglobin, low back pain.

Eyüp Çetin, Volkan Şah, Mustafa Arslan, Özkan Arabacı, Mehmet Edip Akyol, İlker Ünlü. Effects of Blood Hemoglobin Levels on Vertebral Discal Degeneration. Haydarpasa Numune Med J. 2023; 63(3): 329-333

Corresponding Author: Eyüp Çetin, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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