B vitamins. There are many B vitamins. Some are becoming
stars in the McHenry bone health and even McHenry back
pain relief areas. Aging, osteoporosis, back pain, and
related fractures are a few of the reasons. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
shares recent research behind 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’re 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 such
fractures. It is quite an unpleasant cycle!
Preventing osteoporosis and improving the health of bone is a fair
goal when considering aging. Dietary modification has been shown valuable as has the supplementation of B vitamins. Recent researchers state
that support keeps expanding
for the possible protective role of B vitamins particularly
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 blend of B
vitamins to do the best for bone health. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic will work
with you to find out what is best for you and your
BONE, BMD, HIP FRACTURE, VITAMIN B
For years, OrthoIllinois Chiropractic has studied 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 stated that blood tests showing low
serum levels of folate (vitamin B9) are indicators of risk for reduced
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 lead the researchers to
propose that checking folate and homocysteine blood levels in
elderly patients with osteopenia/osteoporosis is crucial. They even
go so far as to state it is mandatory. (2) Vitamin B
is important for McHenry bone health!
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY BENEFIT OF VITAMIN B
B vitamins may well be a link in controlling 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 lean toward being anti-inflammatory,
anti-nociceptive, neuroprotective, and neuromodulatory. (3) Big words. Big
concepts. Big deals. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic offers that these effects are beneficial
in dealing with back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and issues that
involve bone and spine health via nutrition.
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role of inflammation in back pain as well as use of Cox® Technic
Flexion Distraction to ease pain.
Make your McHenry
chiropractic appointment now. 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 adjusting.