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Richmond Back Pain Care and Bone Health Supported by B vitamins

B vitamins. There are many B vitamins. Some are becoming stars in the Richmond bone health and even Richmond back pain relief areas. Aging, osteoporosis, back pain, and related fractures are a handful of the causes. Johnson Chiropractic presents new research supporting the testing of B vitamin levels and adjusting any low levels with diet and supplementation as appropriate.

AGING, OSTEOPOROSIS, FRACTURE, VITAMIN B

We’re aging. We are not alone in it. Globally, aging is growing. Along with aging comes the growth of osteoporotic fracture incidence and morbidity, mortality, and cost related to those fractures. It is quite an unpleasant circle! Preventing osteoporosis and enhancing the health of bone is a reasonable goal when considering aging. Dietary modification has been shown valuable as has supplementing with B vitamins. Recent researchers state that support continues to grow for the possible protective role of B vitamins particularly B2, B6, folate (B9), and B12 for bone health. Research suggested that eating vitamin B enriched foods is one way to go to contain any unwanted effects of high-dose B vitamin supplementation. (1) It’s important to get the right combination of B vitamins to do the best for bone health. Johnson Chiropractic will collaborate with you to find out what’s best for you and your bones.

BONE, BMD, HIP FRACTURE, VITAMIN B

For a long time, Johnson Chiropractic has studied the suggestions of Vitamin B for bone health, and the newest review article of 29 studies supports testing and supplementation of B vitamins. 14 studies stated that blood tests showing low serum levels of folate (vitamin B9) are signs of risk for decreased bone mineral density (BMD) and fractures in older people, especially women.  Taking folate vitamin B9 (500mcg-5mg a day) enhanced BMD in another study. Taking B6 reduced the risk of hip fracture. These findings prompted the researchers to suggest that checking folate and homocysteine blood levels in elderly patients with osteopenia/osteoporosis is vital. They even go so far as to say it is mandatory. (2) Vitamin B is valuable for Richmond bone health!

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY BENEFIT OF VITAMIN B

B vitamins may well be a link in managing inflammatory chemicals through homocysteine control, methylation, lowering CRP, etc. The roles of B vitamins – thiamine, pyridoxine, and cyanocobalamin – in back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders tend toward being anti-inflammatory, anti-nociceptive, neuroprotective, and neuromodulatory. (3) Big words. Big concepts. Big deals. Johnson Chiropractic offers that these effects are helpful in dealing with back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and issues that involve bone and spine health via nutrition.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses the role of inflammation in back pain as well as use of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction to relieve pain.

Set up your Richmond chiropractic appointment soon. None of us will avoid aging. Some of us are just ahead of the curve! No matter your age, entrust your bone and spine health to us. We will see if your B vitamin levels need some tweaking.

 
Johnson Chiropractic shares new research regarding B vitamins and their value in supporting bone health and back pain management. 
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