Hi there! I was a few years back diagnosed with osteomalacia. My vitamin D keeps dropping low if I stop taking them. But any pain I felt was mild. But since a year and a half I have been suffering from moderate to severe low back pain. An x-ray about a year ago revealed gentle scoliosis. But the doctor at the time said its negligible. Gave me an nsaid and multivitamin to take. He said the muscles may have pulled away at the spine cause of a jerk. I could only remember how I fell in the mountains as I was unfortunate to be there at the time of some flooding.
I went to an orthopedic doctor just now and My vitamin d levels were at 20 again, but the x-ray somehow revealed nothing said the doctor. he prescribed phlogin (nsaid), movax (Tizanidine-muscle relaxant), opt.D (Vit-D) and neogab (gapapantine). All to be taken for the next 7 days and then get a follow-up. I feel like this is too much. Like he couldn't figure what was wrong, so he gave one pill each for everything, something is bound to work. Do you think I should go ahead with this combination therapy? I was looking up gabapentine and was horrified at reading the side effects and withdrawal symptoms on a forum.