B vitamins. There are many B vitamins. A few are becoming stars in the Southern New Hampshire bone health and even Southern New Hampshire back pain relief spheres. Aging, osteoporosis, back pain, and related fractures are a few of the causes. New Hampshire Spine and Sport presents recent research behind the testing of B vitamin levels and addressing any reduced 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 such fractures. It’s quite a vicious circle! Preventing osteoporosis and enhancing the health of bone is a reasonable goal when considering aging. Dietary modification has been shown valuable as has supplementing with B vitamins. Recent researchers state that support keeps growing for the possible protective role of B vitamins particularly B2, B6, folate (B9), and B12 for bone health. Research suggested that eating vitamin B enriched foods is one way to go 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. New Hampshire Spine and Sport will collaborate with you to discover what is best for you and your bones.
BONE, BMD, HIP FRACTURE, VITAMIN B
For a long time, New Hampshire Spine and Sport 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 revealing low serum levels of folate (vitamin B9) are signs of risk for decreased bone mineral density (BMD) and fractures in older people, particularly women. Taking folate vitamin B9 (500mcg-5mg a day) enhanced BMD in another study. Taking B6 decreased the risk of hip fracture. These findings prompted the researchers to suggest 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 Southern New Hampshire bone health!
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY BENEFIT OF VITAMIN B
B vitamins may well be a link in managing 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. New Hampshire Spine and Sport offers that these effects are helpful in managing back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and issues that involve 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 as well as use of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction to relieve pain.
Make your Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment now. None of us will escape aging. Some of us are just farther along! No matter your age, trust your bone and spine health to us. We’ll see if your B vitamin levels need some adjusting.