Chronic Pain

February 15, 2013 1 Comment

This week I spoke to doctors and nurses who run Pain Clinics.  The obvious connection is Vertebral Fractures requiring Kyphoplasty or Vertebroplasty.  If you only do the procedure, you have not solved the problem.  You must treat the Osteoporosis too, preferably with the Anabolic, Forteo, if you want to avoid further fractures.

Vitamin D is the other connection.  Successful treatment of chronic pain often requires enough Vitamin D3 to bring the 25-hydroxy Vitamin D level to at least 40ng/ml.  This is not yet widely known.  Not all clinics are testing for Vitamin D levels.  They should be!

Several vitamins are crucial to nerve function and health.  Lack of any of these vitamins can lead to neuropathy, neuralgia, fibromyalgia, poor balance, weakness, and depression.  These vitamins are B1, B6, B12, Folate and Vitamin D.

I have “cured” 4 cases of presumed fibromyalgia by finding a very low vitamin D level and correcting it.  I have improved nearly 100 other patients with chronic pain over the years.  Many patients can increase activities and decrease other medications if Vitamin D levels are high enough.

Chronic pain?  Take Control Naturally with Vitamins B1, B6, B12, Folate and D3.  They can make a big difference.

Jay Ginther, MD

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  • Geri Singley

    I found this posting very interesting as I suffer from CRPS II as the result of cumulative trauma injuries to my arms. This condition has overtaken my life for the past 11 years and it took me seven to find a physician who actually understood my pain and whom I trust.

    During the past 11 years I have researched everything I could to help improve my condition on my end as there is only so much medication can do and I hate taking chemicals. I’ve been following Dr. Weil’s anti-inflammatory diet for almost 10 years now and I can honestly say it has helped reduce my pain by at least 50%. As someone who has lived the chronic pain life, I cannot agree with you more that nutrition can play a huge role in pain control. It’s not difficult to do, either. It’s an easy choice, less pain or food that isn’t good for me. I’ll turn down that donut every time!

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