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Fort Wayne Back Pain and Musculoskeletal Conditions and B Vitamins

February 21, 2023

Fort Wayne back pain is a common problem that can result in lost work days, reduced 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 isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is excited to present new research that has exposed some hopeful evidence about the role of B vitamins—namely thiamine (B1), pyridoxine (B6), and cobalamin (B12)—in reducing back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions.


As any Fort Wayne musculoskeletal pain sufferer knows, conditions like low back, neck pain, radicular arm pain, sciatic leg pain, etc. affect work and daily functioning. Such musculoskeletal pain often 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 Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc would suggest 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) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc found this to be simple yet striking research.


The three key B vitamins—thiamine, pyridoxine, and cobalamin—are necessary 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 decrease pain by boosting nerve conduction speed and muscle contraction strength.

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc also reminds our Fort Wayne back pain patients that, in addition to supplementing with these vitamins, research proposes that lifestyle changes like getting more exercise or working on better posture may also help decrease back pain via their beneficial effect on overall health. Another potential benefit B vitamin supplements is that they may improve sleep quality which can lead to improved recovery from exercise or injury related stress.

Finally, B vitamins have been linked to better mental health which could help decrease the likelihood of depression or anxiety which may further aggravate current back or joint pain symptoms. Back pain can certainly be frustrating. It can get a Fort Wayne back pain sufferer down! It's important to note that these benefits are not guaranteed; however, research does suggest that taking a B vitamin supplement could benefit those struggling 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 incorporation to guide a chronic back pain sufferer toward relief.

If you are suffering from chronic back or joint pain, it’s important to speak with your Fort Wayne chiropractor before beginning any type of supplementation regimen involving thiamine (B1), pyridoxine (B6), cobalamin (B12). Supplementation should be used as part of an overall treatment plan. The good news is there are options available if you’re looking for relief from your musculoskeletal discomfort. Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment soon to begin your journey to pain relief. 
Fort Wayne chiropractic vitamin B for back pain conditions