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B Vitamins As Effective Helpers to Chiropractic Care of Radiculopathy

May 01, 2018

Vitamins for back pain? Vitamins for leg pain? Yes!

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers presents new studies about just how important nutrition is to the health of our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients and their bodies, particularly their backs. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers keeps abreast of how specific nutritional changes positively impact specific conditions related to spinal health. Here, vitamin B is featured for all its advantages for Baton Rouge chiropractic back pain sufferers.


Younger Baton Rouge women carry new bodies in their own bodies when pregnant. It’s a big responsibility to form the body for a new person! Consuming12 400 mcg of folic acid a day decreases the chance of neural tube defects (like spine-related spina bifida and anencephaly) in the first 28 days of pregnancy by 50 to 70 percent. (1) It is advantageous to start life with as much favorable development as feasible and to attend to the body you have when young to maintain it as it grows older.


Older Baton Rouge women feel some distinctive Baton Rouge spinal and body conditions. After menopause plasma homocysteine rises and raises the risk of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis for women. Folic acid (vitamin B9) decreases the homocysteine levels (and the associated risks for disease). (2) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is concerned with heart and bone health, too! Low levels of B vitamins are associated with a higher risk of degenerative diseases like osteoporosis. (3) Research shows that B vitamins affect bone health likely due to their influence on total plasma homocysteine concentrations (TCHY). B12 and THCY may modify osteoclasts or osteoblasts or modulate collagen cross-linking in bone health. Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) assists the body in maintaining normal nerve function. (4) Bone health and nerve function are surely integral to spine health and Baton Rouge back pain occurrence. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers observes it every day!


Taking B vitamins can reduce the risk of adverse effects of consuming NSAIDS to which many Baton Rouge back pain sufferers take for some pain relief. (5) Including a multivitamin to the treatment plan for pain relief for patients with L5S1 vertebrogenic radiculopathy (sciatica) helpfully impacts the pain relief outcomes. (6) Patients with vitamin B12 deficiency may come into the office with acute neurological symptoms but recover with vitamin B2 supplementation. (7) In patients with sciatic leg pain for longer than one month, adding vitamin B complex supplementation to the use of diclofenac (NSAID) furthered pain relief outcomes. (8) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers certainly enthusiastically presents such positive approaches for better patient outcomes!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Ted Siciliano talking on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about how Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plans for back pain relief often integrate nutritional supplements to aid healing and pain relief.

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment today. A Baton Rouge chiropractic care  treatment plan will be tailored to you. The health of your bone, spine and heart will appreciate it! Your Baton Rouge back pain and Baton Rouge leg pain will value the relief!

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers may include B vitamins in the Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plan of back pain sufferers.