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Q. I have vitamin D deficiency with back pain that aggravates on sitting and standing. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Atul Prakash
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 15, 2020 and last reviewed on: Mar 22, 2021

Hi doctor,

I am 36 years old. I had vitamin D deficiency with back pain before four years. I did physiotherapy and ayurvedic treatment to get cured. Things got better after doing it. But still, I have some symptoms. I have back pain while sitting for a long time specifically in some kind of chair. Sometimes, I have twisting pain. Standing continuously on certain types of floor causes issues. I am able to lift weight but not more than six kilograms. Standing on roads or shops seems to be comfortable. My spine pain radiates to the back of the head and neck. Sometimes, I have lightheadedness while seeing rotating objects. Pain comes and goes now and then. Long scooter rides cause back pain on the next day.

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Hi,

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Your symptoms suggest core and back muscle weakness. I suggest you do some regular exercise in the gym or yoga or even at work. Do chair-based exercise. It helps to strengthen your core strength and back toning. Do some flexibility exercise. You can consult a physiotherapist to get some help. You should maintain your posture while sitting and avoid sitting in a position for a long time.

Thank you doctor,

I am trying to consult a physiotherapist soon. My back pain comes while sitting for a long time specifically in certain kinds of chairs. I also have sudden nerve involvement near the bone while sitting on the chairs. This makes me uncomfortable for a few minutes. What is the reason behind it? Standing continuously on certain types of floors causes issues. It happens mainly on carpet floors. So I feel to sit on chairs. In-home floors, I feel very comfortable while sitting. My spine pain gets radiated to my back of the head and neck at times. Sometimes, I have lightheadedness while seeing rotating objects. Why?

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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Chairs having a lumbar curve can be used. As you sit, change of posture affects your facet joint position and movement causes pain at this condition. It should be improved by doing strengthening back muscles. Heel digs are more while you stand on the carpet. It changes your overall posture and pelvic tilt and so it causes pain and discomfort. This creates cervical spondylosis and taking an X-ray helps to rule out the cause. Try to be mindful of your sitting posture at the office desk, laptop, and while using your phone.

Thank you doctor,

Currently, I have less back pain with sudden nerve movements at times. It causes pain and discomfort in my body. I am attaching a report. Does my correct posture help to lift a 25-kilogram rice bag? Does correct posture help to put vacuum cleaner inside the table and open floors?

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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

You are suffering from back pain and you should not try to take weight-bearing objects until you get recovered. I suggest you use a carry cart to move this bag. Lifting it into the cart bends your knees and it keeps your back straight. Get help from anyone near you to do your work. Vacuum cleaners have wheels and so you do not need to lift them.

Thank you doctor,

Some people advise me to move it on the floor using both hands. Is it advisable? What is the maximum weight to be lifted with these symptoms? Regarding the vacuum cleaner, I do not lift it. But I use wheels to move it. I place them beneath the table and bed to put my vacuum cleaner. What is the correct posture to be followed to avoid having back pain while doing this? I also have some nerve movements while walking or standing on slopes or in uneven positions on floors. How to get relief?

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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Pushing it on the floor is not good. But pulling them in a cart is safe and it keeps your spine straight. A carry cart can help you a lot rather than dragging it on the floor. Bending down to put the vacuum cleaner under the table is not good as bending and twisting is harmful in your case. If your nerve gets irritated often, then try to do MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) to rule out the cause. If it is not possible, then you can take Pregabalin 75 mg twice daily for three weeks. It helps to calm your nerves.


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