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 adverse 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
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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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.