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B Vitamins As Effective Helpers to Chiropractic Care of Radiculopathy

Vitamins for back pain? Vitamins for leg pain? Yes!

OrthoIllinois Chiropractic discusses how important nutrition is to the health of our McHenry chiropractic patients and their bodies, particularly their backs. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic keeps abreast of how specific nutritional changes beneficially influence specific conditions related to spinal health. Here, vitamin B is presented for all its benefits for McHenry chiropractic back pain sufferers.


Younger McHenry women develop new bodies in their own bodies during pregnancy. It’s a big deal to form the body for a new person! Taking 400 mcg of folic acid daily decreases the chance of neural tube defects (like spine-related spina bifida and anencephaly) in the first 28 days of pregnancy by 50% to 70%. (1) It is valuable to start life with as much favorable development as feasible and to take care of the body you have when young to maintain it as it ages.


Older McHenry women experience some distinctive McHenry spinal and body conditions. After menopause plasma homocysteine increases and raises the risk of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis for women. Folic acid (vitamin B9) reduces the homocysteine levels (as well as the associated risks for disease). (2) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is concerned with heart and bone health, too! Low levels of B vitamins are associated with a higher risk of degenerative diseases like osteoporosis. (3) Research reports that B vitamins affect bone health likely due to their influence on total plasma homocysteine concentrations (TCHY). B12 and THCY may alter osteoclasts or osteoblasts or modulate collagen cross-linking in bone health. Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) assists the body in maintaining normal nerve function. (4) Bone health and nerve function are certainly integral to spine health and McHenry back pain occurrence. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic sees it every day!


Taking B vitamins can decrease the risk of unfavorable effects of consuming NSAIDS to which many McHenry back pain sufferers turn to for some pain relief. (5) Including a multivitamin to the treatment plan for pain relief for patients who are experiencing L5S1 vertebrogenic radiculopathy (sciatic leg pain) positively impacts the pain relief outcomes. (6) Patients with vitamin B12 deficiency may present with acute neurological symptoms but progress with vitamin B2 supplementation. (7) In patients with sciatic leg pain for more than one month, adding vitamin B complex supplementation to the use of diclofenac (NSAID) furthered pain relief outcomes. (8) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic certainly enthusiastically shares such positive methods for superior patient outcomes!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Ted Siciliano chatting on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about how McHenry chiropractic treatment plans for back pain relief often incorporate nutritional supplements to support healing and pain relief.

Schedule your McHenry chiropractic appointment now. A McHenry chiropractic care  treatment plan will be tailored to you. The health of your bone, spine and heart will appreciate it! Your McHenry back pain and McHenry leg pain will value the relief!

OrthoIllinois Chiropractic may include B vitamins in the McHenry chiropractic treatment plan of back pain sufferers.  
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