B Vitamins As Effective Helpers to Chiropractic Care of Radiculopathy

May 01, 2018

Vitamins for back pain? Vitamins for leg pain? Yes!

Johnson Chiropractic discusses how important nutrition is to the health of our Richmond chiropractic patients and their bodies, particularly their backs. Johnson Chiropractic keeps abreast of how specific nutritional changes positively impact specific conditions related to spinal health. Here, vitamin B is featured for all its advantages for Richmond chiropractic back pain sufferers.


Younger Richmond women develop new bodies in their own bodies when pregnant. It is a big deal to form the body for a new person! Taking 400 mcg of folic acid daily decreases the risk of neural tube defects (like spine-related spina bifida and anencephaly) in the first 28 days of pregnancy by 50% to 70%. (1) It is advantageous to start life with as much favorable development as possible and to look after the body you have when young to support it as it grows older.


Older Richmond women feel some unique Richmond spinal and body issues. After menopause plasma homocysteine increases and elevates the risk of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis for women. Folic acid (vitamin B9) reduces the homocysteine levels (as well as the associated risks for disease). (2) Johnson Chiropractic is all about heart and bone health, too! Low levels of B vitamins are related to a higher risk of degenerative diseases like osteoporosis. (3) Research shows that B vitamins influence bone health likely because of their influence on total plasma homocysteine concentrations (TCHY). B12 and THCY may alter osteoclasts or osteoblasts or modulate collagen cross-linking in bone health. Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) helps the body maintain normal nerve function. (4) Bone health and nerve function are surely integral to spine health and Richmond back pain incidence. Johnson Chiropractic witnesses it every day!


Taking B vitamins can reduce the risk of adverse effects of taking NSAIDS to which many Richmond back pain sufferers turn to for some pain relief. (5) Adding a multivitamin to the treatment plan for pain relief for patients who are experiencing L5S1 vertebrogenic radiculopathy (sciatica) positively influences the pain relief outcomes. (6) Cases of vitamin B12 deficiency may come into the office with acute neurological symptoms but improve with vitamin B2 supplementation. (7) In patients who have sciatic leg pain for longer than one month, including vitamin B complex supplementation to the use of diclofenac (NSAID) furthered pain relief outcomes. (8) Johnson Chiropractic certainly enthusiastically shares such positive methods for better patient outcomes!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Ted Siciliano talking on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about how Richmond chiropractic treatment plans for back pain relief often integrate nutritional supplements to aid healing and pain relief.

Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment now. A Richmond chiropractic care  treatment plan will be tailored to you. The health of your bone, spine and heart will value it! Your Richmond back pain and Richmond leg pain will appreciate the relief!

Johnson Chiropractic may include B vitamins in the Richmond chiropractic treatment plan of back pain sufferers.