Sandy Springs Back Pain and Vitamin D: What to Know

Years of research have recorded beneficial actions 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 don’t always take the recommended amount of vitamin D, researchers discovered that even a slightly enhanced intake of vitamin D was associated with a lower incidence of pain over 5 years plus to frequency of pain, severity, and number of pain locations. (3) What about vitamin D and Sandy Springs back pain, a common problem that influences millions of people around the world? Recently, research has revealed that there may be a link between small levels of vitamin D and back pain. While the evidence is still preliminary, it’s vital for our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients and Cross Chiropractic Center to realize what this potential connection could mean for those suffering from chronic back pain.


Vitamin D is a crucial nutrient that helps 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 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 Sandy Springs, sunlight is beneficial!


Research suggests that those with decreased levels of vitamin D may be more likely to have 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 results at three months. The results showed that those who had lower levels of vitamin D were more likely to experience higher levels of disability related to their low back pain at follow-up than those who had higher levels of vitamin D at baseline. (2) Do you know your Sandy Springs 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 suggest a relationship between low vitamin D level and increased odds for chronic or recurrent bouts of back pain. (2) Cross 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 managing a patient with 3 disc herniations via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

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Overall, there is evidence pointing to a link between a low Vitamin D level and an increased possibility for chronic or recurrent episodes of back pain. Let’s talk about your vitamin D level. Make your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment with Cross Chiropractic Center, your partner in spinal health. 

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