The Vitamin C and Back Pain Connection 11/22/2016“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. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc appreciates and encourages vitamin C supplementation and dietary intake increase for our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients now more than ever. Today’s medical world of research is astounding. It publishes new findings every day, thousands of them! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc picks up on the more practical aspects to share with Fort Wayne 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, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc talks with our Fort Wayne patients about their intake of vitamin C rich foods as well as supplementation. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 Fort Wayne 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 pleasant note, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc found this new information 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 Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc when back pain bothers you. The Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne back pain and neck pain sufferers. Your mom’s advice about vitamin C is today likely more valuable that even she knew! « View All Nutrition Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."