B vitamins. There are many B vitamins. A few are becoming
stars in the Severna Park bone health and even Severna Park back
pain relief areas. Aging, osteoporosis, back pain, and
related fractures are a few of the causes. Back And Neck Care Center
shares new research supporting the
testing of B vitamin levels and addressing any low
levels with diet and supplementation as appropriate.
AGING, OSTEOPOROSIS, FRACTURE, VITAMIN B
We are 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 circle!
Preventing osteoporosis and enhancing the health of bone is a fair
goal when considering aging. Dietary modification has been shown valuable as has supplementing
with B vitamins. Recent researchers state
that support keeps expanding
for the possible protective role of B vitamins especially
B2, B6, folate (B9), and B12 for bone health. Research mentioned
that eating vitamin B enriched foods is one option to contain
any adverse effects of high-dose B vitamin supplementation. (1) It
is important to get the right combination of B
vitamins to be optimal for bone health. Back And Neck Care Center will work
with you to discover what is best for you and your
BONE, BMD, HIP FRACTURE, VITAMIN B
For years, Back And Neck Care Center has read
about the suggestions of Vitamin B for bone health, and the latest
review article of 29 studies supports testing and supplementation of B vitamins.
14 studies reported that blood tests revealing low
serum levels of folate (vitamin B9) are indicators of risk for decreased
bone mineral density (BMD) and fractures in older people, particularly
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 vital. They even
go so far as to write it is mandatory. (2) Vitamin B
is important for Severna Park bone health!
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY BENEFIT OF VITAMIN B
B vitamins may well be a link in managing 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 tend toward being anti-inflammatory,
anti-nociceptive, neuroprotective, and neuromodulatory. (3) Big words. Big
concepts. Big deals. Back And Neck Care 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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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. James Cox on The Back
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 Severna Park
chiropractic appointment soon. None of us will evade
aging. Some of us are just ahead of the curve! No matter
your age, trust your bone and spine health to us. We’ll
see if your B vitamin levels need some tweaking.