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Manahawkin Back Pain and Vitamin D: What to Know

Years of research have documented advantageous activities of the hormone, vitamin D, on the skeleton, metabolic issues, cancer, inflammation, auto-immunity, endocrinopathies, and now adrenal diseases, diabetes, thyroiditis, and more. (1) Vitamin D’s reputation continues getting better! Researchers today are evaluating vitamin D’s impacts on biomarkers like CRP, NPY, TNF-alpha, etc., after spinal manipulation and medical care. (2) In older adults who tend to not always take the recommended amount of vitamin D, researchers found that even a marginally enhanced intake of vitamin D was associated with a lesser incidence of pain over 5 years plus to frequency of pain, severity, and number of pain locations. (3) What about vitamin D and Manahawkin back pain, a familiar problem that influences millions of people worldwide? Lately, research has revealed that there may be a connection between small levels of vitamin D and back pain. While the evidence is still preliminary, it’s vital for our Manahawkin chiropractic patients and Manahawkin Chiropractic Center to understand what this potential connection could mean in managing chronic back pain.


Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that assists your body absorb calcium from the food you eat. It also helps bones stay strong and healthy by keeping them from becoming brittle or weak. Vitamin D can be absorbed from foods such as dairy products, fish, eggs, mushrooms, and some vegetables. Sunlight also offers natural sources of vitamin D—the ultraviolet rays convert cholesterol in the skin into vitamin D3 which is then absorbed into the bloodstream and are deposited in fat tissues. Even in winter in Manahawkin, sunlight helps!


Research suggests that those with decreased levels of vitamin D may be more prone to experience chronic back pain than those with optimal levels of vitamin D. One report examined the association between biomarkers (such as vitamin D) and pain in acute and subacute low back pain patients over time by comparing biomarkers at baseline to differences in patient-reported outcomes at three months’ follow-up. The results demonstrated that those who had lower levels of vitamin D were more likely to have higher levels of disability correlated with their low back pain at follow-up than those who had better levels of vitamin D at the start. (2) Do you know your Manahawkin vitamin D level?


Researchers have found that those with lower levels of Vitamin D tend to report more frequent episodes of back pain than their counterparts with adequate levels of the nutrient. This could indicate a relationship between low vitamin D level and heightened risk for chronic or recurrent episodes of back pain. (2) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center suggests you listen to this podcast with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses the benefit of proper nutrition in the management of a patient with 3 disc herniations via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

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Overall, there is evidence suggesting a link between a low Vitamin D level and an increased risk for chronic or recurrent episodes of back pain. Let us chat about your vitamin D level. Schedule your Manahawkin chiropractic appointment with Manahawkin Chiropractic Center, your collaborator in spinal health. 

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