B12 Treatment for Bursitis

by Frank Demeis
(Clifton, VA)

I have heard that high doses of IM Vitmain B12 can help heal bursitis. Do you have a protocol I can show my doctor?


Frank Demeis

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Good News and Bad News
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Frank,

I've got good news and bad news for you. The bad news is that there was only one or two studies done on the use of Vitamin B12 for bursitis and they were done in the 1950's. They were not the 'double-blind placebo-controlled' types of trials that your doctor would require before he made a recommendation to you.





In addition, a doctor will RARELY do something that is not the 'standard of care' for a condition (and Vitamin B12 is only the standard of care for vitamin b12 deficiency) because he needs to justify his decision to his peers in case of a lawsuit ("So Dr. So and So, can you tell me what body of evidence there is to support the use of vitamin b12 for your patient?") and for insurance companies ("You want us to pay for vitamin b12 injections and the patient was not Vitamin B12 deficient?).

So, it's not that easy to just give your doctor a protocol that others have found value in and expect him to help you.

The GOOD news is that there is absolutely no reason why you can't just try taking vitamin b12 if your doctor won't help you.


Back in the 1950's, B12 was either in capsule form or in injection form, but today we have Sublingual Vitamin B12 that goes almost directly into your bloodstream without HAVING to take injections.

If you read my page on Vitamin B12 Shot Problems, you'll see that there is simply no reason to take vitamin b12 shots for any reason whatsoever.

So, since Vitamin B12 is almost completely non-toxic, you can simply follow my instructions on the Vitamin B12 Deficiency Treatment page. I know that you are not treating a vitamin b12 deficiency, but it would be the same instructions.

I would also urge you to use the more potent Methylcobalamin B12 instead of Cyanocobalamin for MANY reasons including that if any of your pain is coming from your nerves, the Methylcobalamin is more powerful for nervous system problems.


So, I hope that this helped. Good luck with that if you try to get your doctor to help you out with B12 injections.


Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System


B12 for hip pain
by: Anonymous

I have pernicious anemia and recently persuaded my doctor to give me extra doses to try and sort out an eye problem that's developed. I also had developed some hip pain but put that down to weight gain, doctor just put me on amitriptyline which didn't do much good.

I have been in pain for months and the extra b12 I had to cure my eye did not work but all of a sudden my realised my hip pain had gone! Not completely but reduced by around 80%.

How do I persuade my doctor to give me extra to keep it at bay? What type of doctor can confirm this?

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