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West Palm Beach Back Pain and Vitamin D: What to Know

Years of research have recorded advantageous activities of the hormone, vitamin D, on the skeleton, metabolic issues, cancer, inflammation, auto-immunity, endocrinopathies, and now adrenal diseases, diabetes, thyroiditis, and others. (1) Vitamin D’s reputation continues getting better! Researchers today are evaluating vitamin D’s effects on biomarkers like CRP, NPY, TNF-alpha, etc., after spinal manipulation and medical care. (2) In older adults who don’t always take the recommended amount of vitamin D, researchers described that even a slightly increased intake of vitamin D was associated with a lower incidence of pain over 5 years in addition to frequency of pain, severity, and number of pain locations. (3) What about vitamin D and West Palm Beach back pain, a common problem that influences millions of people worldwide? Lately, research has revealed that there may be a connection between low levels of vitamin D and back pain. While the proof is still early, it’s important for our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients and Chiropractic Care to realize what this potential connection could mean for those suffering from chronic back pain.


Vitamin D is a crucial nutrient that helps 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 absorbed from foods such as dairy products, fish, eggs, mushrooms, and some vegetables. Sunlight also provides natural sources of vitamin D—the ultraviolet rays transform cholesterol in the skin into vitamin D3 which is then absorbed into the bloodstream and stored in fat tissues. Even in winter in West Palm Beach, sunlight does its job!


Research suggests that those with decreased levels of vitamin D may be more prone to experience chronic back pain than those with optimal levels of vitamin D. One study 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 changes in patient-reported outcomes at three months. The results demonstrated that those who had lower levels of vitamin D were more likely to have higher levels of disability correlated with their low back pain at follow-up than those who had higher levels of vitamin D at the start. (2) What’s your West Palm Beach 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 adequate levels of the nutrient. This could indicate a relationship between low vitamin D level and heightened risk for chronic or recurrent episodes of back pain. (2) Chiropractic Care 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 managing 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 risk for chronic or recurrent episodes of back pain. Let’s chat about your vitamin D level. Make your West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment with Chiropractic Care, your partner in spinal health. 

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