B vitamins. There are many B vitamins. Some are rising
stars in the New Roads bone health and even New Roads back
pain relief spheres. Aging, osteoporosis, back pain, and
related fractures are a few of the causes. New Roads Chiropractic Center
shares recent research supporting the
testing of B vitamin levels and adjusting any reduced
levels with diet and supplementation as applicable.
AGING, OSTEOPOROSIS, FRACTURE, VITAMIN B
We’re aging. We are not alone in this.
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 cycle!
Preventing osteoporosis and improving the health of bone is a reasonable
goal when considering aging. Dietary modification has been shown good as has supplementing
with B vitamins. Recent researchers state
that support continues to expand
for the possible protective role of B vitamins especially
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
is important to get the right blend of B
vitamins to be optimal for bone health. New Roads Chiropractic Center will work
with you to find out what’s best for you and your
BONE, BMD, HIP FRACTURE, VITAMIN B
For years, New Roads Chiropractic Center 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 reported that blood tests showing low
serum levels of folate (vitamin B9) are indicators of risk for decreased
bone mineral density (BMD) and fractures in older people, especially
women. Taking folate vitamin B9
(500mcg-5mg a day) improved BMD in another study. Taking B6 decreased
the risk of hip fracture. These findings prompted the researchers to
propose that checking folate and homocysteine blood levels in
elderly patients with osteopenia/osteoporosis is crucial. They even
went so far as to say it is mandatory. (2) Vitamin B
is valuable for New Roads bone health!
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY BENEFIT OF VITAMIN B
B vitamins may well be a link in controlling 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 lean toward being anti-inflammatory,
anti-nociceptive, neuroprotective, and neuromodulatory. (3) Big words. Big
concepts. Big deals. New Roads Chiropractic Center offers that these effects are beneficial
in managing 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 New Roads
chiropractic appointment soon. None of us will evade
aging. Some of us are just farther along! No matter
your age, trust your bone and spine health to us. We’ll
see if your B vitamin levels need some adjusting.