The Shocking Cause of Back Pain
Getting older is a pain.
Both literally and figuratively.
But it doesn’t have to be.
If you’re a woman over a “certain age,” and you’ve been dealing with back pain, I’ve got good news for you.
Doctors have identified a deficiency that could at the root—which means that fixing it could fix your back problems, too.
Postmenopausal women have to deal with a lot.
The hormonal changes that happen in this season of life can make you question your sanity. It can also leave you in a lot of pain.
Back pain, in particular, is common in postmenopausal women because loss of estrogen can contribute to the degeneration of lumbar discs.
This is why women typically deal with this problem more than men do.
Now, a recent study showed that a vitamin D deficiency in these women could contribute to this painful disc degeneration.
For the study, researchers evaluated disc degeneration using a popular rating system, serum concentrations of bone turnover markers, and vitamin D levels.
They found that the women who were severely deficient in vitamin D (less than 10 ng/mL) had more back pain, lower bone mineral density, and more severe lumbar disc degeneration.
The lower the vitamin D concentration, and worse the degeneration.
This make sense, since vitamin D helps your body maintain levels of calcium and phosphorus, which help prevent bone diseases.
Studies have also shown that supplementation with vitamin D can help relieve lower back pain and improve musculoskeletal strength.
The answer here is simple: Boost those vitamin D levels!
Now that the weather is nice and the “vitamin D winter” is over, head outside and get your D straight from the sun.
It’ll help you look and feel better, too.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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