Vitamin D Eliminates Chronic Pain in Sickle Cell Anemia

Published: September 29, 2012

A researcher at the Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta reported an unusual case in which high levels of vitamin D completely eliminated chronic pain in a patient with sickle cell anemia — an easy therapy to keep in mind!

The patient had vitamin D deficiency, osteoporosis and even osteonecrosis (a.k.a. "bone death") — and doctors addressed the problem with high-dose vitamin D. Not only was bone strengthened, but the pain of sickle cell anemia was completely eliminated!


"Complete Resolution of Sickle Cell Chronic Pain with High Dose Vitamin D Therapy: A Case Report and Review of the Literature," Osunkwo I, J Pediatr Hematol Oncol, 2011 Oct; 33(7):549-551.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. His newest book (June 10, 2024) is You Can Heal From Long COVID. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

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