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November 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. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers appreciates and encourages vitamin C supplementation and dietary intake increase for our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients now more than ever.

Today’s medical world of research is astounding. It publishes new findings every day, thousands of them! Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers picks up on the more practical aspects to share with Baton Rouge 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, Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers talks with our Baton Rouge patients about their intake of vitamin C rich foods as well as supplementation.

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers 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 Baton Rouge 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 high note, Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers found this healthy tidbit 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 Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers when back pain interrupts your life. The Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge back pain and neck pain sufferers. Your mom’s advice about vitamin C is today likely more valuable that even she knew!