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Vancouver Back Pain Care and Bone Health Supported by B vitamins

B vitamins. There are many B vitamins. A few are rising stars in the Vancouver bone health and even Vancouver back pain relief worlds. Aging, osteoporosis, back pain, and related fractures are a few of the causes. Vancouver Disc Centers presents recent research supporting the testing of B vitamin levels and addressing any low levels with diet and supplementation as applicable.

AGING, OSTEOPOROSIS, FRACTURE, VITAMIN B

We are aging. We’re not alone in it. 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 reasonable goal when considering aging. Dietary modification has been shown good as has the supplementation of B vitamins. Recent researchers state that support keeps growing 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 unwanted effects of high-dose B vitamin supplementation. (1) It is important to get the right mix of B vitamins to do the best for bone health. Vancouver Disc Centers will work with you to discover what is best for you and your bones.

BONE, BMD, HIP FRACTURE, VITAMIN B

For a long time, Vancouver Disc Centers 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 revealing low serum levels of folate (vitamin B9) are signs 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 lead the researchers to suggest that checking folate and homocysteine blood levels in elderly patients with osteopenia/osteoporosis is vital. They even go so far as to state it is mandatory. (2) Vitamin B is important for Vancouver bone health!

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY BENEFIT OF VITAMIN B

B vitamins may well be a link in controlling inflammatory chemicals through homocysteine control, methylation, decreasing 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. Vancouver Disc Centers offers that these effects are beneficial in dealing with back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and issues involving 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 describes the role of inflammation in back pain and the use of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction to relieve pain.

Set up your Vancouver chiropractic appointment soon. None of us will escape aging. Some of us are just farther along! No matter your age, entrust your bone and spine health to us. We’ll see if your B vitamin levels need some tweaking.

 
Vancouver Disc Centers shares new research regarding B vitamins and their value in supporting bone health and back pain management. 
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