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vitamin D & back and rib pain

Hi can anyone tell me if they have hematomas, bulged discs, dry discs or focal kyphotic, desiccation of discs or any of the below along side extreme low vitamin D (7.5) Just wondering are they connected?

My back problems over a year ago (feel much worse now) are:
T1 weighted and T1, axial T1weighted and T2 weighted through discs, subtle focal kyphotic change at the T11-12, scattered occasional haemangiomas in T9, L3, L4 and S1 vertebral bodies (but lower back scan showed more but they didn’t tell me which vertebras on lower spine), desiccation of the thoracic and lumbar discs, small schmorls nodes adjacent to T11-12 and T10-11 discs, disc bulge at T11-12, facetal changes L3-4 and L4-5 and hematomas on my liver (unsure how many or how big)


  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    I don't know about how vitD relates with conditions you described, but your post heading, about back, rib pain and vitamin D, I definitely relate to.
    Initially, my pain started lower back and severe rib cage esp right sided rib cage.
    The first specialist I saw did lab test and found my vitamin D level at 4.
    Doc told me vit D important in helping body to regulte response to pain.

    I then started huge dosages for days and now take it daily as maintanance.

    It's amazing how so many things interact with each other. Maybe it helps to explain why so difficult for many docs to figure things out to help us. When I told other doctors about what I learned about vit D.
    Some said, " really" , others would say, " that's so rare".

    With all my conditions, if I had a dollar for every time I heard, " that's so rare", Id have enough money to put all my grandkids through college and buy their first houses. :)
    Honorary Spine-Health Moderator
    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

  • can be connected to thoracic spine issues. The nerves that run through the spinal cord in the thoracic area effect the body in the trunk area, including your ribs.
    Vitamin D does effect pain perception, I am also severely deficient in Vitamin D as well and it does effect how I perceive pain.

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  • hi sandi im not sure if I am replying correctly I have pm u just in case. How come the back specialist wont help me, saying he wont touch me. I got the feeling its because he cant do anything and doesn't believe my scan findings are the cause of pain, as he did quote 'what I have doesn't always cause pain' ??? if I went because of pain and they found what they found on my original post, how can they dismiss it and no further action ;/ he should of told me what u are and help me understand where my pain is coming from :(
    Do u receive treatment for vit D? And has your vit D gone up at all and has your pain eased? I was told I could still have symptoms even it the levels go up?? Is that cos its damaged beyond repair? Oh the joys
  • Hi im not sure how this site works for replying but I will work it out......I have pm u savage but if u get this message let me know as it means I have worked out how to reply lol

  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    Received and answered your pm, too.
    Hope today is one of your better days!
    Honorary Spine-Health Moderator
    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

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  • Sonetimes, things found and listed on an MRI report are simply anatomical findings, things that are there but don't coincide with the symptoms you are reporting.
    Disc dessication is a biologic occurrence that means that as we get older, our discs loose very tiny amounts of their hydration, and depending on the severity of it, determines what treatment is recommended or not. In mild cases, usually stretching, getting regular excercise, core strengthening are the typical recommendations.
    I was told to take vitamin D in large amounts every day, along with calcium which was also very, very low.
    Doing that does help some.

  • shell4skysshell4sky Posts: 24
    edited 06/05/2015 - 9:17 AM
    Thank you......everyone ive read seem to take more than vit D unless mine has calcium in already I don't know as there isn't a leaflet in, as not a full box was given as I have to go back for more. I will check my tablet to see if its a multi one but I don't think it is.
  • I think only my vit D was took as it was one bottle
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