British newspaper “Express” published that a new study indicated that lower back pain is associated with a deficiency of a particular vitamin in the body, in contrast to the well-known causes, as the pain in the lower back is usually attributed to the pressures and tensions of daily life.
There are large studies that indicate that vitamin D is linked to lower back pain, as low levels of vitamin in the blood can lead to bone problems and thus lower back pain. Vitamin D, also called vitamin (sun), helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body. These nutrients are essential to maintaining healthy bones, teeth, and muscles. This was revealed by a study that demonstrated the relationship between vitamin D levels and back pain in more than 9,000 elderly women. The researchers found that those who had a vitamin deficiency were more likely to have back pain, including severe attacks that limited their daily activities.
The researchers also studied whether vitamin D supplements can treat back pain in adults with vitamin deficiency.
This hypothesis was confirmed in a study published in the Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The experiment examined the effects of vitamin D supplementation on back pain. The study found that a vitamin D supplement reduces back pain in adults who are severely underweight and obese. As vitamin D is absorbed into the body through direct exposure to sunlight. However, some people do not get enough of the vitamin because they have little or no sun exposure.
In this context, the UK Ministry of Health and Social Welfare recommends that you take a daily supplement that contains 10 micrograms of vitamin D throughout the year if you do not often go out into the fresh air or that you live in closed places such as nursing homes, or if you are wearing Clothes that cover most of your skin while outdoors, or if your skin is dark, as these people do not get enough vitamin D from sunlight.
It is reported that taking a lot of vitamin D supplements over a long period of time can cause a lot of calcium to accumulate in the body which is known as (hypercalcemia); This can weaken bones and damage the kidneys and heart. So health experts recommend adding some nutrients that provide vitamin D to the body, as well as supplements. These materials include oily fish like salmon, sardines, herring, red meat, liver and egg yolks.