Nashua back pain is a common malady that can cause lost work days, decreased productivity, and failed opportunities for physical activity. This type of pain is often the result of an underlying musculoskeletal disorder and can range in severity from mild to debilitating. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, Moriarty Chiropractic is excited to present new research that has exposed some hopeful evidence about the role of B vitamins—particularly thiamine (B1), pyridoxine (B6), and cobalamin (B12)—in decreasing back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions.
BACK PAIN AND B VITAMINS
As any Nashua musculoskeletal pain sufferer realizes, conditions like low back, neck pain, radicular arm pain, sciatic leg pain, etc. impact work and daily functioning. Such musculoskeletal pain typically is a “mixed” type pain as described in a new study about how neuropathic and nociceptive issues are involved. A B vitamin complex of thiamine, pyridoxine, and cyanocobalamin (though Moriarty Chiropractic would propose methylcobalamine) was therapeutic in calming mixed pain via antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, antiallodynic, anti-hyperalgesic, and neuromodulatory effects on the overall pain system. (1,2) Moriarty Chiropractic found this to be straightforward yet impressive research.
HOW B VITAMINS HELP WITH PAIN RELIEF
The three key B vitamins—thiamine, pyridoxine, and cobalamin—are essential for nerve conduction and muscle contraction. When levels are low, it can lead to heightened inflammation that contributes to back pain and other musculoskeletal issues. Studies have documented that supplementing with these important vitamins can help reduce pain by boosting nerve conduction speed and muscle contraction strength.
Moriarty Chiropractic also reminds our Nashua back pain patients that, in addition to supplementing with these vitamins, research suggests that lifestyle changes like exercising more or improving posture may also help reduce back pain via their beneficial impact on general health. Another potential benefit B vitamin supplements is that they may improve the quality of sleep which can lead to improved recovery from exercise or injury related stress.
Finally, B vitamins have been linked to enhanced mental health which could help reduce the likelihood of depression or anxiety which may further aggravate existing back or joint pain symptoms. Back pain can certainly be frustrating. It can get a Nashua back pain sufferer down! It's important to note that these benefits are not assured; however, research does suggest that taking a B vitamin supplement could be beneficial for those who are dealing with chronic back or joint pain.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Kelly Brinkman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she describes The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management integration to guide a chronic back pain sufferer toward relief.