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Winter Back Pain Due To Lack Of Vitamin D

By Suparna Chakaraborthy

Back pain has grown to be a common problem among people specially with the advent of the IT industry. It has been noticed that in Winter back pains are worse and it grows with the severity of the season. Research has roves that the cause of winter back pains is the lack of Vitamin D.

The main source of Vitamin D is Sun and in winters in most parts of the world during winters we are less exposed to sunlight. It is also responsible for the absorption of calcium. According to recent research eight out of every ten people who suffer from winter back pain is due to lack of Vitamin D rather than injury or bone problems. To some extent lack of Vitamin A is also responsible for winter back pin, as lack of this vitamin softens the bone and make them brittle.

At present doctors have reported that chronic back pain was found due to lack of this Vitamin and over 95% patient were cured with the right dose of the vitamin. According to recent research the does of this vitamin for children and adults for winter back pain is 1000IU per day and for people who have chronic pain the does is 2000IU.

Sources of Vitamin D

Apart from sunlight the other sources of Vitamin D there are other food which are the rich source of Vitamin D -

Vegetarian Sources- Yogurt, cheese, orange juice, mushrooms, soy milk, nuts and margarine.

Non-Vegetarian Sources – liver, egg yolk, fish, beef, chicken, cod liver oil, shrimp.

To treat winter back pain increase your consumption of rich sources of Vitamin D and go for a walk in the early morning sun.

Story first published: Friday, December 10, 2010, 16:08 [IST]
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