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Clinical Trial for Back Pain Start fall 2014
extensive full text online, 100,000 IU vitamin D injection, unilateral lumbar disc herniation
The results of trial do not appear to have been published as of Feb 2018

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Back pain is 4th biggest global cause of disability: ages 50-69

Global Burden of Backpain

Back Pain relief experience - Henry Lahore, admin of VitaminDWiki, Dec 2014

The following combination worked great - pain for only 3 days instead of the typical 10 days
Pain went from 8 ==> 3 on this visual scale
Back pain relief is probably due to one or more of the following:
1) Vitamin D - 50,000 IU - sublingual to get it to the bloodstream in a few hours instead of 12-20 hours
2) Magnesium Chloride - both topical twice a day and internal - I used 1 teaspoon (160 ml) every two hours, total ~ 800 mg/day
         Previously had been taking about 50 mg/day ( realized after)
          note: horses get 1600 mg/day Mg continuously in their feed

3) Vitamin C - 500 mg each hour

4) Omega-3
5) Back movement exercises while lying on the floor (Feldenkrais)

Update March 2016 - no back pain for more than 1 year
  • Vitamin D
  • Magnesium Chloride - internal
  • Feldenkrais movement exercise weekly as a prevention
  • Twisting exercise for 5 minutes at the first sign of lower back pain
  • Also Omega-3 and Vitamin K - which may help
Update Nov 2021 - 75+ - back exercises eliminated new back pain

Lie face down on bed with legs extended beyond the bed
raise legs to level of bed using back muscles

Also: Relieve immediate back pain: MgCl mixed with DMSO and/or Arnica

Update Jan 2023 TENS quickly treated my backpain

Note: In May 2023 the US FDA approved implant nerve stimulation to relieve backpain

Update June 2023 - strengthing core muscles appears to have totally eliminated my low back pain

There are many exercises on YouTube that build and maintain core muscles
I liked Fix Lower Back Pain By Strengthening Your Core here are two of their exercises

lie on ground and lift feet >6" for a total of 30 seconds

10 minutes of core muscle exercises (4 total)
1 minute psoas stretches - 1 leg on bed, 1 leg standing, then switch legs

1 minute stretch legs to horizontal off bed while lying face down on the bed

UK review of Back Pain - asking for comments March 2016

  • The words Omega-3 and Magnesium do not exist in the PDF
  • "Studies have linked low vitamin D levels to back pain, but the evidence of causation not clear."
  • There have been no random controlled clinical trials for Back Pain and vitamin D so the UK was not interested
      Note: 13 years before this study it was found that 95% of back pain was reduced with vitamin D - not an RCT

Notes on Low back pain in recent times:less exercise, outdoors less (low vitamin D)

Manual and often outdoors ==> “Labor-saving devices” and less time outdoors
Clothes manual ==> washers and driers
lawn manual ==> powered mower
Edging manual ==> powered edger
Weeding manual ==> chemical
Golf carry clubs while walking ==> electric cart
School walk ==> bus
Clean house sweep ==> vacuum

VitaminDWiki - Lumbar degenerative disc diseases can be prevented via Vitamin D Receptor – many studies

Pain relievers can extend the duration of back pain - and sometimes turning it into a chronic pain - May 2022

Common Medications Can Prolong Back Pain, Study Says New York Times

  • "Guidelines from professional medical societies already say that people with back pain should start with nondrug treatments like exercise, physical therapy, heat or massage. Those measures turn out to be as effective as pain-suppressing drugs, without the same side effects."
  • Biobank stiudy found ...2,163 people with acute back pain, 461 of whom went on to have chronic pain. Those taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory had nearly double the chance of developing chronic back pain as those taking other drugs or no drugs, the researchers found.
  • "An analysis of randomized clinical trials found that these drugs had almost no benefit over placeboes in reducing low back pain."

Study - Acute inflammatory response via neutrophil activation protects against the development of chronic pain PDF

Pain Reprocessing Therapy for Chronic Back Pain - RCT Sept 2021

(Vitamin D is not mentioned)
66% of those randomized to PRT were pain-free or nearly pain-free at posttreatment
 Download the PDF from VitaminDWiki

Opioids no better than placebo for Back Pain - RCT June 2023

Opioid analgesia for acute low back pain and neck pain (the OPAL trial): a randomised placebo-controlled trial

A Back Pain clinical trial is underway - trying out 12 back pain remedies - to be completed March 2024

Each participant will try 4 treatments for 12 weeks each and indicate how much each helped
Treatments include: duloxetine. opiods, physical therapy, etc. no vitamin D no Magnesium
The BEST Trial: Biomarkers for Evaluating Spine Treatments (BEST)

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Low back pain may be classified by duration as acute (pain lasting less than 6 weeks), sub-chronic (6 to 12 weeks), or chronic (more than 12 weeks).
Low back pain often affects mood Vitamin D?
Alternative medicine therapies, including the Alexander technique and herbal remedies
Approximately 9 to 12% of people (632 million) have LBP at any given point in time, and nearly 25% report having it at some point over any one-month period.[19][20]
About 40% of people have LBP at some point in their lives,[19] with estimates as high as 80% among people in the developed world.
The majority of LBP does not have a clear cause[5] but is believed to be the result of non-serious muscle or skeletal issues such as sprains or strains. Magnesium?
Mechanical or musculoskeletal problems underlie most cases (around 90% or more)
In the United States, it is the most common type of pain in adults, responsible for a large number of missed work days, and is the most common musculoskeletal complaint seen in the emergency department.
In 1998, it was estimated to be responsible for $90 billion in annual health care costs, with 5% of individuals incurring most (75%) of the costs
low back pain responsible for 40% of all missed work days in the United States.

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