vitamin d back pain

Vitamin D Deficiency and Back Pain

Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins of which we don’t get enough

A conservative estimate states that as many as 1 in 20 people are suffering from vitamin D deficiency at any time and this number certainly gets higher the further north you go. People living in sun-deficient locales are the most at risk, because vitamin D is hard to get from food alone. The most potent way to get vitamin D is through direct exposure to sunlight. But what is so bad about vitamin D deficiency? Here are some of the symptoms:

  • Contributes to chronic pain
  • Bone and muscle soreness
  • Fatigue and depression
  • Lower pain threshold

Vitamin D: The one supplement you should consider taking

While the research is not definitive, it is thought that lack of vitamin D has a role to play in muscle and bone aching, both of which contribute to stiffness and back pain throughout the day and night. Muscle wise, there is a high correlation between people with trigger points and vitamin D deficiency. Indeed, while medical evidence is still in an infant stage regarding the way that vitamin D influences pain or pain management, it certainly can’t hurt to be getting the proper daily amount. 

Vitamin D as part of a chiropractic lifestyle 

At our office in Fremont, we are concerned with putting all the factors in your favor when it comes to treating back pain. Vitamin D deficiency might not be the be-all/end-all cure for treating back pain, but we certainly believe that correcting a pre-existing deficiency will make a difference when combined with an overall healthy lifestyle including proper diet, exercise, stress-reduction, sleep and chiropractic care. If you are interested in turning simple lifestyle factors in your favor, give our office a call to start the conversation today. 

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