Muscles and tendons and bone all demand good nutrition,
especially when they need to heal after injury. And they need even more
nutritional help as we age! Everything needs a little more special attention as
we age, doesn’t it?! Well, at Johnson Chiropractic we’re here to give that special
attention to all of our Richmond chiropractic patients and their
families. From nutrition to diagnosis to treatment, Johnson Chiropractic is here to
Now, since Johnson Chiropractic is known for its care of spinal
issues like back pain, leg pain, arm pain, and neck pain, many patients come in
with those conditions that involve damaged muscle and tendons. And what do our
patients want? Relief! What most of our Richmond back pain and neck
pain patients soon find is that Johnson Chiropractic looks at the whole person in
designing the relieving treatment plan. Many Richmond chiropractic patients
will find themselves adding exercise and nutritional supplements to their lives
because they enhance their sense of well-being. All Johnson Chiropractic asks is
that our Richmond patients consider these extras as they are
So when you have a skeletal muscle injury, there is a
regeneration process that takes place to repair that muscle. (1) That makes
sense! Rotator cuff injury requires regenerative healing of tendon and bone. (2)
Skeletal injury involves regenerative healing of muscle as well. Both depend on
regeneration of tissues. That regeneration process requires communication
between the immune cells and the muscle cells. These cells slow down as we age.
The ability for them to regenerate damaged muscle slows down as we age. When muscle regeneration slows, sarcopenia
often rears its head. It’s a leading cause of disability in elderly folks.
Preventing that is a positive. A nutritional approach involving amino acids,
n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, polyphenols and vitamin D is described in
medical literature today improves skeletal muscle regeneration by targeting key
functions of immune cells, muscle cells or both. (1) Johnson Chiropractic has some
further details on these nutritional components. Just ask!
See a trend? Vitamin D deficiency. It has a negative effect
on the structure of the healing tendon-bone interface (2) and potential
sarcopenia development and regeneration of skeletal muscle. (1) Skeletal
muscle is a direct target for vitamin D. Studies show that low levels of
vitamin D slows the functional recovery of skeletal muscle, and the latest study
describes a role for vitamin D in human skeletal muscle regeneration specifically.
It evens suggests that optimal vitamin D levels benefit muscle repair. (3)
So contact Johnson Chiropractic today. A discussion of the
benefits of vitamin D for healing tendons and muscles makes sense in addition
to the gentle Richmond chiropractic care offered at Johnson Chiropractic.