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Anyone have advice on abnormal blood tests n pain plsx

Hi all long time not been on here.

I hope your all doing well I was just wondering and it may sound silly/ clutching at straws to get some answers but to anyone who has suffered injury or had chronic pain in back and sciatica too are there any known links with blood tests being abnormal that could show possible causes or be related to an injury.

I know it sounds strange but I'm not sure if its just a dodgy blood test result and they have been re done too n am expected to see doc on 12th but they have always came bk normal apart from aneamia until now so was wondering if there could be a link, I do understand that sometimes abnormal blood tests come back then they are fine on next lot but I'm just trying to cover all angles so to speak as I will be seeing pain management again soon to hopefully get my MRI this time and help for whatever is causing the pain I just want to have all the info I can first so any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks everyone xx

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Vitamin D levels that are severely deficient can be associated with bone pain.

Vitamin B12 is sometimes associated with a Subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord, aka Lichtheim's disease. It's a degeneration of the posterior and lateral columns of the spinal cord as a result of vitamin B12 deficiency (most commonly), vitamin E deficiency, and copper deficiency. It is usually associated with pernicious anaemia. That can present as back pain.

There can be various disruptions of calcium levels that can be associated with skeletal problems.

Blood work can show very high levels of inflammation that might be related to musculoskeletal issues.

There can be various reasons why blood work can be relevant or might change (as you indicate).


Thank you very much for replying.

I will now enquire further with docs when I see them I read a bit up on b12 when someone mentioned a while ago and all sorts of different bits came up some quite conflicting to one another and i was worrying more in end with little help, but that's really useful info to know n have a starting point nw to question about the testing.. so fingers crossed some answers will come from them all soon, its been so long in pain and they aren't forthcoming with any info.

Thank you once again :-)

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Low or deficient Vitamin D might be the cause.

My back pain, sciatica and other symptoms all went, almost overnight, once on a high, but safe dose of vitamin D3, not saying it works for all, but worth asking for a vitamin D blood test.


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