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New Roads Back Pain and Vitamin D: What to Know

Years of research have documented beneficial activities of the hormone, vitamin D, on the skeleton, inflammation, cancer, metabolic issues, auto-immunity, endocrinopathies, and now adrenal diseases, diabetes, thyroiditis, and others. (1) Vitamin D’s reputation continues getting better! Researchers today are analyzing vitamin D’s impacts on biomarkers like CRP, NPY, TNF-alpha, etc., after spinal manipulation and medical care. (2) In older adults who tend to not always take the recommended amount of vitamin D, researchers described that even a marginally enhanced intake of vitamin D was linked to a lesser incidence of pain over 5 years plus to frequency of pain, severity, and number of pain locations. (3) What about vitamin D and New Roads back pain, a familiar problem that involves millions of people around the world? Recently, research has shown that there may be a link between low levels of vitamin D and back pain. While the evidence is still early, it is important for our New Roads chiropractic patients and New Roads Chiropractic Center to grasp what this potential connection could mean for those suffering from chronic back pain.


Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that assists your body absorb calcium from the food you eat. It also helps keep bones healthy and strong by keeping them from becoming brittle or weak. Vitamin D can be found in foods such as dairy products, fish, eggs, mushrooms, and some vegetables. Sunlight also provides natural sources of vitamin D—its ultraviolet rays convert cholesterol in the skin into vitamin D3 which is then absorbed into the bloodstream and stored in fat tissues. Even in winter in New Roads, sunlight does its job!


Research suggests that those with decreased levels of vitamin D may be more likely to have chronic back pain than those with better levels of vitamin D. One report examined the association between biomarkers (such as vitamin D) and pain in acute and subacute low back pain patients over time by comparing biomarkers at baseline to differences in patient-reported results at three months. The results showed that those who had decreased levels of vitamin D were more likely to experience higher levels of disability related to their low back pain at 3 months than those who had better levels of vitamin D at baseline. (2) What’s your New Roads vitamin D level?


Researchers have found that those with lower levels of Vitamin D tend to report more frequent episodes of back pain than their counterparts with enhanced levels of the nutrient. This could suggest a link between low vitamin D level and increased risk for chronic or recurrent episodes of back pain. (2) New Roads Chiropractic Center suggests you listen to this podcast with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses the benefit of adequate nutrition in the management of a patient with 3 disc herniations via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

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Overall, there is evidence suggesting a link between a low Vitamin D level and an increased risk for chronic or recurrent episodes of back pain. Let us talk about your vitamin D level. Make your New Roads chiropractic appointment with New Roads Chiropractic Center, your partner in spinal health. 

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