B vitamins. There are many B vitamins. A few are rising stars in the Nashua bone health and even Nashua back pain relief areas. Aging, osteoporosis, back pain, and related fractures are a few of the causes. Moriarty Chiropractic presents new research supporting the testing of B vitamin levels and adjusting any low levels with diet and supplementation as appropriate.
AGING, OSTEOPOROSIS, FRACTURE, VITAMIN B
We are aging. We are 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 cycle! 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 wrote that support continues to enlarge 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 adverse 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. Moriarty Chiropractic will collaborate with you to find out what is best for you and your bones.
BONE, BMD, HIP FRACTURE, VITAMIN B
For a long time, Moriarty Chiropractic 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 stated that blood tests revealing low serum levels of folate (vitamin B9) are indicators of risk for decreased bone mineral density (BMD) and fractures in older people, especially women. Taking folate vitamin B9 (500mcg-5mg a day) enhanced BMD in another study. Taking B6 decreased the risk of hip fracture. These findings lead the researchers to suggest that checking folate and homocysteine blood levels in elderly patients with osteopenia/osteoporosis is vital. They even went so far as to write it is mandatory. (2) Vitamin B is important for Nashua bone health!
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY BENEFIT OF VITAMIN B
B vitamins may well be a link in managing inflammatory chemicals through homocysteine control, methylation, lowering 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. Moriarty Chiropractic offers that these effects are beneficial in dealing with back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and issues affecting bone and spine health via nutrition.
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Schedule your Nashua chiropractic appointment soon. None of us will evade aging. Some of us are just ahead of the curve! No matter your age, entrust your bone and spine health to us. We’ll see if your B vitamin levels need some tweaking.