International Journal of Advanced Research in Medicine
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part B
Assessment of vitamin D levels in patients with musculo skeletal pain
Author(s): Dr. Anand Mohan Verma and Dr. Praveen Kumar
Abstract:Background: Musculo skeletal pain is most commonly observed in the clinical practice. Vitamin D deficiency is observed throughout the world. The assessment of vitamin D has to be performed in the serum accurately. The studies related to this topic are sparse.
Objectives: the current research was started to assess vitamin D levels in patients with musculo skeletal pain.
Methods: The present study involved 100 patients within the age group of 30 to 60 years of age. Both the genders (males =40), Females =60) were included in the study. Fasting blood samples were collected from the patients at 9 am in the morning to avoid diurnal variation and also for convenience of patients. Serum was separated and analyzed for vitamin D levels using HPLC method.
Results: Majority of patients belong to age group 30-40 years. Local pain is most common in the males. Head ache is most common pain in females. Majority of males have vitamin D levels < 50nmol/L. Majority of females have vitamin D levels < 50nmol/L.
Conclusion: The study results showed that in both males and females there is decrease in the vitamin D levels. Hence, the study supports the views of earlier studies to use the vitamin D in the management of musculo skeletal functions. However, the results of the study cannot be generalized as it is conducted at one center. So the study highlights the need of multiple center studies for better understanding of the relation between the variables and to plan better treatment strategies.