Vitamin B for Aches and Pains

Even before you can properly assess any complaint of joint pain, paresthesias, tingling, numbness or ngalay, the typical Filipino patient already has an expectation that he’ll be prescribed vitamin B. And if you do decide NOT to give it, the Pinoys will make sure to ask you about it. Some physicians give in, thinking there’s no harm to it. Others take the time to explain why they didn’t include it. But what is the state of evidence surrounding the use of vitamin B in various painful conditions?

I had the chance to review it during the 12th Post Graduate Course of the East Avenue Medical Center Department of Internal Medicine. Here were my slides for that presentation last 16 September 2016.

 

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