Richmond Chiropractic Treatment Plan Incorporates Vitamin D

November 14, 2017

Is Vitamin D important? It sure is! So many of us in Richmond are deficient in vitamin D, as many as 80% or more in some places in the world! Vitamin D influences a variety of bodily functions, and your Richmond chiropractor treats so many of those bodily functions. Johnson Chiropractic encourages Richmond chiropractic patients to incorporate vitamin D in their diet and supplementation plan to protect their health, enrich their health, and prevent issues that come with vitamin D deficiencies. Richmond chiropractic treatment plans are not just developed for back pain relief but also wellness lifestyle.


Vitamin D deficiencies may well precede issues like weakened mineralization and even myopathy. Low levels of vitamin D result in reduced muscle strength, sarcopenia, functional limitation, disability as well as falls and physical function in older adults. Osteomalacia and rickets may also result from vitamin D deficiency. Despite blood and urine levels of calcium, using a form of vitamin D (edecalcitol) helps amplify bone mineral density and decrease the chance of vertebral fractures. (1)  88% of Indian women have vitamin D deficiency which possibly increases the risk of development of osteoporosis and pregnancy-related complications in the future. (2) Children with scoliosis of mean age of 13.6 years before corrective spinal surgery are inclined to have have low vitamin D levels. (3) Johnson Chiropractic welcomes its role in helping Richmond back pain sufferers achieve as functional a life as possible which may encompass instructing patients to increase their vitamin D levels.


Combining vitamin D and calcium with denosumab (a drug used for osteoporosis treatment) combated the decrease in calcium instigated by taking denosumab, stopped bone metabolism, and increased bone mineral density. (4) Vitamin D protects against vertebral fracture as well as sarcopenia and cardiovascular decline and enhances muscle function and help bone.  (5) Osteoporotic vertebral fracture raises the risk of back pain, especially in those who have higher pain intensity, angular instability, and prior such fractures and less prone to exercising regularly.  (6) Johnson Chiropractic views these as worthy reasons to improve vitamin D levels as part of the nutritional plan!

Johnson Chiropractic cares for Richmond chiropractic patients with Cox Technic, the spinal manipulation part of the Richmond chiropractic treatment plan. Patients with osteoporosis appreciate its gentleness.

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Listen to this PODCAST about how gentle Cox Technic relieves back pain for patients with conditions like spinal stenosis.

Schedule your next Richmond chiropractic visit at Johnson Chiropractic to personally look into your own significant vitamin D level and how to improve it and find out more about how chiropractic care can improve your health, too.