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Why does vitamin c deficiency cause back pain?

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Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 15 years experience
Disc health: The hypothesis is that since vitamin c is important for collagen health and intervertebral discs have collagen, then having low levels of vitamin d can lead to deficient collagen and connective tissue and thus degenerative discs and pain. www.otwithmd.com.

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The causes of the deficiency of vitamin c?

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 46 years experience
Lack of intake: All fruits and vegetables contain some amount of vitamin c. Malnutrition causes insufficient intake and therefore a deficiency.

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