Take Your Vitamins

Category: Pain Treatments Tags: back pain

Overcoming muscle pain, bone pain, and joint pain might be as simple, safe, and easy as taking an extra dose of vitamin D each day. Vitamin D is actually no longer considered a vitamin, but rather a hormone that may have remarkably beneficial functions towards the pain relief.

According to much peer-reviewed clinical research, inadequacies of vitamin D have been linked to chronic musculoskeletal pain, muscle weakness or fatigue, fibromyalgia syndrome, rheumatic disorders, osteoarthritis, hyperesthesia, and migraine headaches.

Vitamin D is the only vitamin that humans create, within our skin, when our skin is exposed to the sun’s rays, but many of us protect ourselves against the harmful effects of the sun’s rays with sunblock. Moreover, it can be difficult to get the vitamin D you need from foods. Except for fatty fish and fish-liver oil, very few foods naturally contain vitamin D. So, it is not surprising that a great many people are lacking in vitamin D. The solution is to take Vitamin D supplements, which are tablets or capsules – pills – that you can buy.

Vitamin D therapy is easy for patients to self-administer, is well tolerated, and is very economical.

Don’t expect immediate results however. Vitamin D is different from other pain relief treatments because it treats sources and causes of pain versus the pain itself. Vitamin D can often take weeks or months to make a difference, so patience and consistency of use are needed with vitamin D therapy.

Category: Pain Treatments Tags: back pain