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Tonawanda Back Pain and Vitamin D: What to Know

Years of research have documented beneficial actions of the hormone, vitamin D, on the skeleton, metabolic issues, cancer, inflammation, auto-immunity, endocrinopathies, and now adrenal diseases, diabetes, thyroiditis, and more. (1) Vitamin D’s reputation keeps getting better! Researchers now are evaluating 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 found that even a marginally enhanced intake of vitamin D was associated with a lower incidence of pain over 5 years plus to frequency of pain, severity, and number of pain locations. (3) What about vitamin D and Tonawanda back pain, a familiar problem that influences millions of people around the world? Recently, research has revealed that there may be a link between small levels of vitamin D and back pain. While the proof is still preliminary, it is important for our Tonawanda chiropractic patients and Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation to grasp what this possible 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 preventing 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 Tonawanda, sunlight does its job!


Research suggests that those with lower levels of vitamin D may be more prone to experience chronic back pain than those with optimal levels of vitamin D. One study linked biomarkers (such as vitamin D) and pain in acute and subacute low back pain patients over time via comparison of biomarkers at baseline to changes in patient-reported results at three months’ follow-up. The results demonstrated that those who had decreased levels of vitamin D were more likely to experience higher levels of disability correlated with their low back pain at follow-up than those who had better levels of vitamin D at baseline. (2) What’s your Tonawanda 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 better levels of the nutrient. This could suggest a relationship between low vitamin D level and heightened risk for chronic or recurrent bouts of back pain. (2) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation 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 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. Schedule your Tonawanda chiropractic appointment with Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation, your partner in spinal health. 

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