Vitamin D and Pain Management

Go outside! You may be surprised to learn that some chronic pain can be due to a Vitamin D deficiency. There are several studies now showing that cases of chronic pain, such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, can actually be a misdiagnosis of Vitamin D deficiency.

Chronic pain of any kind can be life altering. Chronic pain is a condition in which pain persists for 3 months or longer. As pain management specialist we empathize with the many struggles of our patients.

Muscles have direct receptors that pick up and use vitamin D to function properly. Lack of vitamin D in muscle can lead to weakness and pain. This is reversed when people’s vitamin D levels are brought back to normal.

Surprisingly, a large number of United States citizens are Vitamin D deficient. In one study 43% of women were shown to be low in Vitamin D and 11% were shown to be deficient. Vitamin D comes primarily from sunlight, and a small amount from food, such as milk and oily fish. 10 minutes of direct sunlight between 10am and 3pm on one exposed area of the body, such as an arm or leg is enough to get your daily dose, which is great news. It is also well known that sunlight and nature improve mental wellbeing so it’s a win-win.

Americans generally eat less than half of their required dose of vitamin D from their foods. So the solution is simple: if you think you are at risk and suffer these symptoms, speak to your doctor. A simple blood test can determine your vitamin D levels and work out a supplementation routine to restore your vitamin D levels back to normal.

Pain Management Atlanta

It makes no sense to live in pain, if you can be helped. At Pain Relief Clinic, MD, we provide medication management, a complete compliment of interventional treatments including physical therapy and Stem Cell treatment. Our professional caring staff will help you through every aspect of your care. Our patient advocate, Nicole, will help guide you through new patient process.

For some people, living in pain has become a way of life and IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE SO! With Combination Therapy ™ we incorporate medication, safe injection medication and soothing waveform technology that works in combination when other single treatment therapies fail.

If you have been suffering from arthritis, back pain, all sports injuries (including young athletes), fibromyalgia, headaches, neck pain or any other types of Acute & Chronic pain, call us!

Our clinic has been designed to provide everything up to surgery, at one location. Our forms of treatment consist of, Medication, Interventional Pain Management & Physical Therapy. We are the Atlanta Pain Center that everyone is talking about. We take Medicare, Medicaid and other commercial insurances.