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Both Easy and Beneficial to Raise Vitamin D Levels

April 03, 2018

Vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide epidemic.. 14% of the world population has poor vitamin D levels. (1) One study reports that it affects 1 billion people worldwide. (2) Low vitamin D status is connected to a wide assortment of diseases. Improving vitamin D levels is beneficial and easy…if vitamin D supplementation is followed. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers encourages our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients to check and work to raise as necessary their vitamin D levels. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is confident that positive health benefits will follow from this effort.


A rampant vitamin D deficiency is correlated with many diseases. The incidence of cancers like breast, colorectal, kidney, lung, and pancreatic is related to low vitamin D levels. Diabetes, rickets, rheumatic arthritis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer diseases, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, osteomalacia, osteoporosis, and fractures in adults are as well. (1, 2, 3) Vitamin D participates importantly in calcium homeostasis, skeletal metabolism, and the function of immune, cardiovascular and reproductive systems. (2) Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is also research-related to vitamin D status and bone mineral density. (3) Vitamin D3 supplementation is effective in its care. Testing for the occurrence of osteopenia/osteoporosis in these patients is the test as to the effectiveness of the treatment. (4) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also known to be affected by vitamin D status as well. Baton Rouge chiropractic care at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers benefits Baton Rouge chiropractic patients with these conditions.


Supplementing those who take antidepressants with vitamin D is shown to improve the antidepressive effect. Researchers propose that vitamin D may be beneficial for other such conditions beyond just depression like schizophrenia, cognitive disturbances, attention deficit disorder, and autism. (1) Providing a daily equal dose of vitamin D (1000 units/kg I.P.) to post-surgical back patients for 3 weeks straight alleviates symptoms of neuropathic pain. (5) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers sees how these benefits are worth the work our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients would take on to raise low vitamin D levels.


A study of healthy young women revealed that consuming calcium plus vitamin D (1500 IU) by those with less than 20ng/L or 800 IU of vitamin D by those with levels of greater than 20 ng/L. Both witnessed their vitamin D levels raise. The rise was witnessed in the first month of the study for those taking calcium plus vitamin D. An interesting side finding in this study: It’s hard to get people to do what is recommended! Only 67 of the 106 study participants followed the directions for the 3 months of the study! (6)

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Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment today to contribute locally to decreasing the worldwide epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Your health status will benefit! Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers looks forward to your visit!

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers explains that it’s beneficial to raise vitamin D levels.