Vitamin D and Chronic Pain

Vitamin D and Chronic Pain

Theresa Oswald, MD

The sun is a powerful source of vitamin D, an essential chemical needed for our body to function. Unfortunately many people today experience low vitamin D levels—a deficiency that tends to be worse in those who suffer from chronic pain. In this short video, Dr. Theresa Oswald shares her advice for getting the vitamin D level you need to stay healthy. Discover the different sources of vitamin D and learn about the factors that affect your ability to absorb this important nutrient.

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 7 mins

About the Author

Theresa Oswald, MD

Theresa Oswald, MD, the founder and president of Knowledge as Medicine (KnowledgeAsMedicine.com), is a holistic physician with 25 years of experience who specializes in an integrative approach to pain and rehabilitation. After receiving her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, she completed her residency training at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Northwestern University. She is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, as well as in integrative medicine. Her career as a physiatrist has been spent honing ways to optimize her patients’ functioning in all areas of health: body, mind, and spirit. Her experience includes the delivery of medicine in the most modern hospital settings as well as in the most simple, rural settings in developing countries.