Fort Wayne Back Pain and Vitamin D: What to Know

Years of research have documented advantageous actions of the hormone, vitamin D, on the skeleton, inflammation, cancer, metabolic issues, auto-immunity, endocrinopathies, and now adrenal diseases, diabetes, thyroiditis, and others. (1) Vitamin D’s reputation keeps growing! 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 increased intake of vitamin D was associated with a lower incidence of pain over 5 years in addition to frequency of pain, severity, and number of pain locations. (3) What about vitamin D and Fort Wayne back pain, a familiar problem that influences 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 proof is still preliminary, it is important for our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients and Aaron Chiropractic Clinic to grasp what this possible connection could mean in managing chronic back pain.


Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that helps your body absorb calcium from the food you eat. It also helps bones stay strong and healthy by preventing 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 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 stored in fat tissues. Even in winter in Fort Wayne, sunlight is beneficial!


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 study examined the association between 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 related to their low back pain at follow-up than those who had higher levels of vitamin D at the start. (2) What’s your Fort Wayne 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 suggest a link between low vitamin D level and increased risk for chronic or recurrent bouts of back pain. (2) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic 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 adequate 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 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. Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment with Aaron Chiropractic Clinic, your collaborator in spinal health. 

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