“Drink some orange juice for vitamin C.” Can you hear these motherly words of wisdom when you were sick? Well, today, vitamin C is important for more than just immunity and getting over a cold. Vitamin C is essential for ligaments and bone and more. New Hampshire Spine and Sport appreciates and encourages vitamin C supplementation and dietary intake increase for our Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients now more than ever.
Today’s medical world of research is astounding. It publishes new findings every day, thousands of them! New Hampshire Spine and Sport picks up on the more practical aspects to share with Southern New Hampshire chiropractic care enthusiasts. And this information on vitamin C is amazing and practical: lack of vitamin C may contribute to back pain due to poor collagen properties. Low levels of vitamin C are related to neck pain, low back pain and low back pain with pain below the knee also known as sciatica. Vitamin C lack isn’t uncommon. Many people have low vitamin C levels. (1) Knowing this and especially its effect on back pain, New Hampshire Spine and Sport talks with our Southern New Hampshire patients about their intake of vitamin C rich foods as well as supplementation.
New Hampshire Spine and Sport finds the more interesting factor of the vitamin C / back pain link in the collagen connection. Vitamin C is essential for ligament, tendon, and bone creation and quality. (1) A vitamin C deficiency results in defective connective tissue. (2) Then, as we age, our intake of vitamin C is lower which leads to lower levels of vitamin C which leads to defective connective tissue like that in the spinal disc. Degenerative disc disease may well ensue which brings tissue inflammation with it which requires more vitamin C to combat and heal in order to reduce the low back pain and disc degeneration that have set in. (2) What a domino effect that is! And this is where Southern New Hampshire chiropractic care comes into play with an effective, healthy treatment plan to combat aging and pain.
To end this little bit of information about vitamin C and its value on a high note, New Hampshire Spine and Sport found this healthy tidbit about the star fruit. It improves elderly folks’ antioxidant status and vitamin levels! Vitamin C levels increased after 4 weeks of eating star fruit. (3) Have you tasted starfruit yet?
Contact New Hampshire Spine and Sport when back pain bothers you. The Southern New Hampshire chiropractic care we offer in the form of Cox Technic spinal manipulation is effective and combined with a nutritional plan to improve key nutrients like vitamin C is relieving for so many Southern New Hampshire back pain and neck pain sufferers. Your mom’s advice about vitamin C is today likely more valuable that even she knew!