The TRUE Cause of Lower Back Pain (WOW!)
And the easy, simple solution…
If you’ve never experienced back pain, count yourself lucky.
A shocking 84 percent of adults will experience back pain in their lifetime.
Sometimes it’s due to arthritis, bulging discs, soft tissue damage, or compression fractures.
Other times, doctors have no idea what’s causing your pain.
But I’ve found that there’s often a hidden, underlying cause of back pain that most doctors are clueless about.
And it’s a shame, because the solution is shockingly simple.
Here’s what you need to know.
A common, underlying cause of back pain is a deficiency in vitamin D.
You read that right.
Believe it or not, numerous observational studies have found that people with chronic back pain tend to be lacking in this vitamin.
In fact, one review found that people with chronic musculoskeletal back pain were ALWAYS deficient in vitamin D.
One particular study of 9,000 older women found that those with back pain severe enough to limit their daily activities were more likely to be low in vitamin D.
In another study, people with low vitamin D levels were more than twice as likely to experience bone pain in their legs, ribs, and joints.
These aren’t your back, but the concept is the same.
You see, vitamin D is essential for strong, healthy bones because it helps your body absorb calcium.
The formula is straightforward:
Lack of vitamin D = lack of calcium in your bones = the potential for bone, joint, and musculoskeletal pain anywhere in your body.
The obvious question here is whether or not boosting your levels of vitamin D can help reduce your back pain.
And the answer is YES!
In a study where people with back pain were deficient in vitamin D, increasing their intake of vitamin D dramatically reduced their back pain!
In another study of overweight or obese adults with back pain and vitamin D deficiency, those taking vitamin D saw a boost in their vitamin D levels… and a significantly greater reduction in back pain compared to placebo.
If you’re experiencing back pain — especially unexplained back pain — have your vitamin D levels tested.
If they’re low, take steps to boost your levels up to their optimal level, which is about 60 ng/ml.
The best way to do that is by spending time in the sun, but you can also consider taking vitamin D supplements.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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