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Decrease Pain with More Vit D?

by Dr. Kristen (Bobik) Halland

· Pain Relief,vitamins
A study using the average pain rating (scale of 0 to 10) decreased by 12% in those with a serum Vitamin D level of 80 ng/ml versus those with 10 ng/ml. In the specific case of back pain - pain reduced by 20%. 

Why are so many Americans deficient in Vitamin D though? One reason: studies find that being overweight (or having a higher BMI) causes Vitamin D deficiency. In order to alleviate the adverse affects of being overweight, Vitamin D testing, supplementation, and monitoring is indicated. 

More on Vitamin D Levels...

Vitamin D helps fight cold and flu. It influences 10% of our genes. It's critical in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, osteopenia, diabetes, heart disease, auto immune diseases, and more.  A study by vitamin D expert  Dr. William Grant, Ph.D., found that about 30 percent of cancer deaths could be prevented each year with higher  levels of vitamin D. 

Caution: There's more than one Vitamin D test, so make sure you're using the right one as well as the OPTIMAL ranges....not outdated laboratory values. Please ask Dr. Kristen how you can get your Vitamin D test and specific supplement prescription (the exact type and dosage for a real clinical effect)! 

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Dr. Kristen Halland is a chiropractor with specialty certifications in acupuncture and functional medicine nutrition. She has enjoyed serving the northwest suburbs of Chicago since 2010 from our Hoffman Estates, IL location alongside her Integrative Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, massage therapist, chiropractic colleague, and a great support team! Dr. Halland enjoys blogging about natural treatments, staying modern and accessible with virtual appointment access for her patients, and her podcast, The Nutrition & Lifestyle Review.