Depression in Chronic Back Pain? – Twin Study Suggests More Familial Than Related to Pain

Spine J. 2017 Jul;17(7):905-912. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2017.02.009.
Chronic low back pain and the risk of depression or anxiety symptoms: insights
from a longitudinal twin study.
Fernandez M
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28267634

“The relationship between chronic LBP and the future development of depression or anxiety symptoms is not causal.”

Shared familial factors was considered more likely

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