It turns out that the majority of my pain was contributed for being deficient in vitamin D. I have taken 25,000 UIs for a few months due to the level of 22. The optimal level should be 75 according to the medical professional I visited. I also had to supplement with a normal daily dose of magnesium and potassium because vitamin D can deplete these minerals. If magnesium or potassium become deficient then the side effect is similar to low vitamin D. I wish that doctors would be willing to check vitamins and mineral levels before conducting other expensive tests and surgeries. This only causes the patients stress with medical bills and live in pain longer. It would have been wonderful to avoid the surgeries and significantly decrease (getting more pain free days now) my pain levels.
There has been several people who I have shared my story. They started vitamin D and were tested. They too are seeing results to a better life with less pain, fatigue, exhaustion, and other improvements. One has rheumatoid arthritis amongst other issues. She had a level of 6 as a test result. Of course she will see an improvements due to the level. I am curious if some of the things she has been diagnosed with are actually misdiagnosis since her nutrition (vitamin) levels were only tested because she requested it.