Severna Park Back Pain and Vitamin D: What to Know

Years of research have detailed 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 growing! Researchers today are analyzing vitamin D’s effects 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 slightly enhanced intake of vitamin D was associated with 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 Severna Park back pain, a common problem that involves millions of people worldwide? Recently, research has shown that there may be a connection between small levels of vitamin D and back pain. While the proof is still preliminary, it’s vital for our Severna Park chiropractic patients and Back And Neck Care Center to realize what this potential connection could mean for those suffering from chronic back pain.


Vitamin D is a crucial nutrient that assists your body absorb calcium from the food you eat. It also helps keep bones healthy and strong by keeping them from getting brittle or weak. Vitamin D can be found in foods such as dairy products, fish, eggs, mushrooms, and some vegetables. Sunlight also offers natural sources of vitamin D—the ultraviolet rays convert cholesterol in the skin into vitamin D3 which is then absorbed into the bloodstream and are deposited in fat tissues. Even in winter in Severna Park, sunlight helps!


Research suggests that those with decreased levels of vitamin D may be more likely to experience 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 outcomes at three months’ follow-up. The results showed that those who had lower levels of vitamin D were more likely to have higher levels of disability related to their low back pain at 3 months than those who had higher levels of vitamin D at the start. (2) What’s your Severna Park 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 indicate a link between low vitamin D level and increased odds for chronic or recurrent episodes of back pain. (2) Back And Neck Care Center suggests you listen to this podcast with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he reviews the benefit of proper 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 possibility for chronic or recurrent episodes of back pain. Let us talk about your vitamin D level. Make your Severna Park chiropractic appointment with Back And Neck Care Center, your collaborator in spinal health. 

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