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2013-02-17 00:50:27 - Pain Relief as Simple as Vitamin D?
Vitamin D Supplementation Reduces Pain in Deficient Subjects
Musculoskeletal pain is related to vitamin D deficiency, and replacement of vitamin D improved pain, according to a new study published in November 2012. Musculoskeletal pain is a leading cause of chronic health problems in older adults. In fact, previous research suggests that 65 to 80 percent of older adults have musculoskeletal pain and 36 to 40 percent suffer from back pain.
Researchers evaluated 62 subjects with musculoskeletal pain for serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D, calcium, phosphate, alkaline phosphatase and parathyroid hormone. Vitamin D supplementation was given to the subjects with vitamin D deficiency. The subjects were then assessed for pain and response to treatment.
The researchers found that 95.4 percent of the subjects were vitamin D deficient, and 85.5 percent of the subjects had improvement in pain with vitamin D supplementation. Of the subjects that responded to the treatment, post-treatment serum vitamin D levels were significantly higher than in the subjects who did not respond to vitamin D supplementation.
Additionally, the researchers showed that pre-treatment with vitamin D and minerals concentrations and pain characteristics were not significantly different between the subjects that responded and those that did not respond to vitamin D supplementation.
The researchers concluded, “Treatment with vitamin D can relieve the pain in majority of the patients with vitamin D deficiency. Lack of response can be due to insufficient increase in serum vitamin D concentration. Reassessment of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration is recommended in nonresponsive patients.”
Abbasi M, et al. Glob J Health Sci. 2012;1:107-11.
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