Plainville Back Pain and Vitamin D: What to Know

Years of research have detailed beneficial 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 now are analyzing vitamin D’s effects 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 described 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 Plainville back pain, a familiar problem that affects millions of people worldwide? Lately, research has shown that there may be a connection between small levels of vitamin D and back pain. While the evidence is still early, it is important for our Plainville chiropractic patients and Layden Chiropractic to understand what this possible connection could mean for those suffering from chronic back pain.


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


Research suggests that those with decreased levels of vitamin D may be more prone to experience chronic back pain than those with better levels of vitamin D. One report linked biomarkers (such as vitamin D) and pain in acute and subacute low back pain patients over time via comparison of biomarkers at baseline to changes in patient-reported results at three months. The results demonstrated that those who had lower levels of vitamin D were more likely to experience higher levels of disability correlated with their low back pain at 3 months than those who had better levels of vitamin D at baseline. (2) Do you know your Plainville 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 better levels of the nutrient. This could indicate a relationship between low vitamin D level and increased risk for chronic or recurrent episodes of back pain. (2) Layden Chiropractic suggests you listen to this podcast with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he reviews 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. Make your Plainville chiropractic appointment with Layden Chiropractic, your collaborator in spinal health. 

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