B vitamins. There are many B vitamins. A few are rising
stars in the Manchester bone health and even Manchester back
pain relief worlds. Aging, osteoporosis, back pain, and
related fractures are a handful of the causes. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
shares 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 is quite an unpleasant circle!
Preventing osteoporosis and enhancing the health of bone is a reasonable
goal when considering aging. Dietary modification has been shown effective as has the supplementation of B vitamins. Recent researchers state
that support continues to expand
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 option to contain
any unwanted effects of high-dose B vitamin supplementation. (1) It’s important to get the right blend of B
vitamins to do the best for bone health. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries will work
with you to discover what is best for you and your
BONE, BMD, HIP FRACTURE, VITAMIN B
For years, Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries has studied the suggestions of Vitamin B for bone health, and the newest
review article of 29 studies supports testing and supplementation of B vitamins.
14 studies reported that blood tests showing low
serum levels of folate (vitamin B9) are signs of risk for reduced
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
propose that checking folate and homocysteine blood levels in
elderly patients with osteopenia/osteoporosis is vital. They even
went so far as to say it is mandatory. (2) Vitamin B
is valuable for Manchester 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 tend toward being anti-inflammatory,
anti-nociceptive, neuroprotective, and neuromodulatory. (3) Big words. Big
concepts. Big deals. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries offers that these effects are helpful
in managing back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and issues affecting bone and spine health via nutrition.
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Schedule your Manchester
chiropractic appointment soon. None of us will avoid
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.