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PAIN has been found to be associated with and treated by vitamin D for decades

Double blind clinical trials are now proving that Vitamin D reduces many kinds of pains

Chronic Pain

Fibromyalgia and Widespread

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Headache Pain

Dark Skin Pain

Unsorted Pain

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Pain - chronic category has the following

157 items in category Chronic pain

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Items in both of the categories Pain and Intervention:

VitaminDWiki - Proof that Vitamin D Works

93 health problems dealt with by Vitamin D intervention as of July 2023 include
Back Pain,   Raynaud's Pain,   Menstrual Pain,   Rheumatoid Arthritis,   Sickle Cell Pain,   Fibromyalgia   Knee pain , . . . . .
Note: Many pains are not treated by 1 pill every 2 weeks - they need 1 pill every week

Serious chronic pain list from Institute of Medicine
EVERY ONE of which are helped by Vitamin D

  • Migraine and other serious headaches,
  • Arthritis and other joint pain,
  • Endometriosis,
  • Irritable bowel syndrome,
  • Trauma or postsurgical pain
  • Lower-back pain,
  • Shingles,
  • Sickle-cell disease,
  • Heart disease (angina),
  • Cancer,
  • Stroke

Vitamin D and Chronic Pain] iHerb Nov 2013

The health Haven

  • People with inadequate vitamin D blood levels will need to take twice as much narcotic pain medication as those with adequate vitamin D for pain relief. So, while vitamin D does not cure chronic pain, it is an important adjuvant therapy to use in pain treatment management.
  • Research studies on vitamin D have shown that many types of fatigue and chronic pain are linked to vitamin D deficiency, including chronic musculoskeletal pain, fibromyalgia syndrome, osteoarthritis, migraine headaches, rheumatic pain and hyperesthesia.
  • 'For patients who do not respond to other therapy, vitamin D supplementation is recommended to alleviate or perhaps even resolve chronic fatigue and pain issues

Vitamin D - A Neglected 'Analgesic' for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain- An Evidence-Based Review & Clinical Practice Guidance

Pain-Topics.org 2008, Author: Stewart B. Leavitt, MA, PhD
Medical Reviewers Bruce Hollis, PhD; Michael F. Holick, MD, PhD; Seth I. Kaufman, MD; Lee A. Kral, PharmD, BCPS; Paul W. Lofholm, PharmD, FACA; N. Lee Smith MD; James D. Toombs, MD; Winnie Dawson, RN, BSN, MA
 Download the PDF from VitaminDWiki.
Elderly Skin generates less Vitamin D Derived from chart in that study
Elderly skin generates less vitamin D

Pain relievers can extend 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

People in pain having low vitamin D levels will benefit from supplementation - Oct 2017

Vitamin D in Pain Management - review
 Download the PDF from VitaminDWiki

See also web

Brief pain summary May 2016
The Opioid Epidemic We Failed to Foresee New York Times

I (Henry Lahore) sent the following comment to NYT


  • Nothing about Vitamin D. Virtually all pain research has been on maile animals

Mercola Review of Acupuncture for pain relief Aug 2017 nothing about vitamin D

  • 2002 WHO review
  • 2004 of 29 studies found 50% reduction in pain levels
  • 2015 BBC Video
  • Recent acupuncture study discovered Nitric Oxide (NO) at the points

Alternatives to Drugs for Treating Pain NYT Sept 2017

  • Pain of headaches, back, sciatica, etc, are sometimes due to muscle tension.
  • Reducing the muscle tension thru relaxation (meditation, yoga, etc) often help
  • The article references include
    "Noninvasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Low Back Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians" - April 2017 full text online
    "Evidence-Based Evaluation of Complementary Health Approaches for Pain Management in the United States" May 2016 free PDF on-line
    Personal note: They do not seem to mention additional ways I have found to eliminate various pains in 10 minutes.

Factoids from the Body by Bill Bryson, 2019

  • Chronic pain has no purpose. It’s just a system gone wrong, in the same way that cancer is a system gone wrong. We now believe that many types of chronic pain are diseases in their own right, something quite separate from acute pain.”
  • The International Classification of Headache Disorders recognizes fourteen categories of headaches—migraine, trauma-induced headache, infection-induced headache, disorder of homeostasis, and so on.
  • According to the U.S. Institute of Medicine, part of the National Academy of Sciences, about 40 percent of adult Americans—100 million people—are experiencing chronic pain at any given moment.
  • Altogether chronic pain affects more people than cancer, heart disease, and diabetes combined.
  • Andrew Rice, a pain researcher at Imperial College London, told Nature in 2016, “The drugs we have relieve 50 percent of pain in somewhere between one in four and one in seven of the patients we treat. That’s for the best drugs.” In other words, some 75 percent to 85 percent of people get no benefit at all from even the best pain drugs, and those who do get benefit don’t usually get much.

Associations of Pain to other VitaminDWiki Categories (>4 associations)


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32 pages in both categories: Pain - chronic + Intervention

16 pages in both categories: Pain - chronic + Intervention - non daily

8 pages in both categories: Pain - chronic + Osteoarthritis

7 pages in both categories: Pain - chronic + Loading dose for Vitamin D

6 pages in both categories: Pain - chronic + Back pain

7 pages in both categories: Pain - chronic + Skin - Dark

5 pages in both categories: Pain - chronic + Cancer - after diagnosis

7 pages in both categories: Pain - chronic + Vitamin D and Magnesium

7 pages in both categories: Pain - chronic + Seniors

5 pages in both categories: Pain - chronic + Osteoporosis

9 pages in both categories: Pain - chronic + Top news

7 pages in both categories: Pain - chronic + Sleep

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