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Back Pain

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  • Back pain is strongly associated with low vitamin D
  • Back pain was found in one study to be relieved in 95% of patients by vitamin D
  • Vitamin D treats many types of Chronic Pains
  • Vitamin D improves bone health, which decreases back problems
  • There are 34 items in the Back Pain category in VitaminDWiki
  • Magnesium also reduces back pain
    - by reducing muscle tension and improving bones
  • Founder of VitaminDWiki found a combination including Vit D plus Mg to be great

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Raising your Vit D levels will substantially prevent other low-Vit D health problems
Often your specific health problem will also be treated

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All items in category Pain and Vitamin D 135 items

Overview Pain and Vitamin D
Overview Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue and vitamin D

Bone - Health category listing has 267 items along with related searches -

Note: People with healthy bones are less likely to have poor backs

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

See also PubMed

10 Most-visited pages in Back Pain category

Back Pain 34 items total


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 typical 10 days
Pain went from 8 ==> 3 on this visual scale
Back pain relief probably due to one or more of the following
1) Vitamin D - 50,000 IU - sublingual to get it to blood stream 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 weekly as a prevention
  • Twisting exercise for 5 minutes at first sign of lower back pain
  • Also Omega-3 and Vitamin K - which may help

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
Weeds manual ==> chemical
Golf carry clubs while walk ==> electric cart
School walk ==> bus
Clean house sweep ==> vacuum

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  • Vitamin D levels in relation to low back pain during adolescence - Feb 2020?  PDF Kuwait


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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