Sorry I have been our of town. We have actually found that the pain is link to
several issues, inflammation in the kidney and stones moving around can irritate
Welcome!! You have found the right place, you are among friends
here and also others who like you struggle with MSK! Together we are also seeking and have found some solutions for dealing with the kidney pain and MSK!
One of the biggest things that really is growing in acceptance is getting your Vit D levels checked. So far all but one of us with the pain and problems has been very low. The one that was in the normal range though I now know was a low normal. To my amazement research has been coming back to me that low Vit D has now also been associated with Interstitial Cystitis, pelvic pain in general Prostatitis, Fibromyalgia etc. I personally had to ask my physicians to check my levels, I came back a 14 normal is 30-80, though they put me on a supplement, I went up to a 27, recently I began feeling bad again and it went back down to a 22. The total explanation is a little complex, however they are finding that Vit D, is more important then they realized, effects muscles, mucus linings, as well as helps us fight off infection and help relieve pain.
So bottom line step one is to ask them to check your Vit D levels,
I believe it is called the Vit D 25OH
There are also some specific articles on MSK and pain in the health pages here:
There is a lot of good info in the health pages as well, here is the link f for all them:
I am also an IC support group leader, we have a menu item on our site for MSK as well. http://www.moarkic.com/
For the link to a specific article that I wrote on MSK and Bofilm infections in 07'. I am working on and have been for sometime a more in depth article with the many new ideas and research but for now this is what we have:
Below are some of my favorite MSK articles they should also be in our health pages, but just for reference they are here:
AFTER YOU LOOK TROUGH ALL THE INFO AND EVEN OLD POST FEEL FREE TO SEND ME AN E-MAIL ADDRESS AND if you need it, I WILL SEND YOU THE ARTICLE ON DR. WOLF'S PROCEDURE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF OUR UNRECOGNIZED PAIN WITH MSK.
Again welcome and I hope this helps you!