U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 34-year-old member asked:

Why does vitamin c deficiency cause back pain?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
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.

Similar questions

A 48-year-old member asked:

The causes of the deficiency of vitamin c?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
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.

Related questions

A 37-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 18-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 51-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 61-year-old female asked:
2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Last updated Feb 25, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.