To Your Health
February, 2014 (Vol. 08, Issue 02)
Musculoskeletal Pain? Try Vitamin D
Vitamin D has already been shown to reduce the risk of some cancers, diabetes, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and other life-threatening ailments. Earlier studies have also shown the ability for Vitamin D to reduce various forms of pain.
A study from The Netherlands of people with “persistent nonspecific musculoskeletal pain” separated the subjects into two groups, one which received Vitamin D and a “placebo” group. The researchers found that “patients in the vitamin D group were significantly more likely than their counterparts in the placebo group to report pain relief 6 weeks after treatment.”
If you have musculoskeletal pain, by all mean see your doctor of chiropractic first. While you’re there, ask them about your nutritional needs, particularly Vitamin D.