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  • Dr.Varalakshmi Yanamandra

Vitamin D deficiency and Back Pain

Vitamin D is one of the 13 vitamins that our body needs to do its vital functions. It is a fat soluble vitamin which is produced by our skin when exposed to sunlight. It ia also called Sunlight Vitamin. Vitamin D is required for Bone and tooth formation. It is important for heart function and healthy nervous system.

Sources of Vitamin D - include Sunlight, Fish, Eggs, Butter and Dairy products. People who live in cold countries have deficiency because of less sunlight.

Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency -

Bone Weakness and Muscle Cramps

Back Pain

Poor Bowel Function

Muscle Pain

Hair loss


As Vitamin D is needed for proper functioning of our bones and Muscles. Often Vitamin D deficiency can lead to Muscular weakness and pain in different parts of our body. This can include all joints even the back bone. As the bones and muscles are weak, they are more prone to sprain, strain and injury.

Back pain is a common symptom that can be seen in Vitamin D deficiency. Understanding the root cause of pain is the first line of approach to help someone in back pain. Check out your Vitamin D today if you are suffering from Back pain as this can be the reason for your back pain!

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