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Fort Wayne Back Pain and Vitamin D: What to Know

Years of research have documented advantageous activities of the hormone, vitamin D, on the skeleton, inflammation, cancer, metabolic issues, auto-immunity, endocrinopathies, and now adrenal diseases, diabetes, thyroiditis, and others. (1) Vitamin D’s reputation keeps getting better! Researchers now are analyzing vitamin D’s effects on biomarkers like CRP, NPY, TNF-alpha, etc., after spinal manipulation and medical care. (2) In older adults who don’t always take the recommended amount of vitamin D, researchers discovered that even a marginally increased intake of vitamin D was linked to a lesser incidence of pain over 5 years in addition to frequency of pain, severity, and number of pain locations. (3) What about vitamin D and Fort Wayne back pain, a common problem that involves millions of people worldwide? Recently, research has shown that there may be a connection between low levels of vitamin D and back pain. While the proof is still early, it’s important for our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients and Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc to grasp what this potential connection could mean in managing chronic back pain.


Vitamin D is a crucial nutrient that helps your body absorb calcium from the food you eat. It also helps bones stay strong and healthy by keeping them from getting brittle or weak. Vitamin D can be absorbed from foods such as dairy products, fish, eggs, mushrooms, and some vegetables. Sunlight also provides natural sources of vitamin D—its ultraviolet rays transform cholesterol in the skin into vitamin D3 which is then absorbed into the bloodstream and are deposited in fat tissues. Even in winter in Fort Wayne, sunlight is beneficial!


Research suggests that those with lower levels of vitamin D may be more prone to have chronic back pain than those with optimal levels of vitamin D. One report examined the association between biomarkers (such as vitamin D) and pain in acute and subacute low back pain patients over time by comparing biomarkers at baseline to changes in patient-reported results at three months. The results demonstrated that those who had lower levels of vitamin D were more likely to have higher levels of disability correlated with their low back pain at follow-up than those who had better levels of vitamin D at baseline. (2) What’s your Fort Wayne vitamin D level?


Researchers have found that those with lower levels of Vitamin D tend to report more frequent episodes of back pain than their counterparts with adequate levels of the nutrient. This could suggest a link between low vitamin D level and heightened odds for chronic or recurrent bouts of back pain. (2) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc suggests you listen to this podcast with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses the benefit of proper nutrition in managing a patient with 3 disc herniations via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

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Overall, there is evidence pointing to a link between a low Vitamin D level and an increased possibility for chronic or recurrent episodes of back pain. Let’s chat about your vitamin D level. Make your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc, your collaborator in spinal health. 

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