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Murfreesboro Back Pain and Vitamin D: What to Know

Years of research have documented advantageous 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 keeps getting better! Researchers today are testing 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 discovered that even a slightly 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 Murfreesboro back pain, a common problem that involves millions of people globally? 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 vital for our Murfreesboro chiropractic patients and Most Chiropractic Clinic to understand what this potential connection could mean for those suffering from 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 provides 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 Murfreesboro, sunlight is beneficial!


Research suggests that those with lower levels of vitamin D may be more prone to experience chronic back pain than those with optimal 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 decreased levels of vitamin D were more likely to have higher levels of disability correlated with their low back pain at 3 months than those who had better levels of vitamin D at the start. (2) Do you know your Murfreesboro 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 link between low vitamin D level and heightened risk for chronic or recurrent episodes of back pain. (2) Most Chiropractic Clinic 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 adequate 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 suggesting a link between a low Vitamin D level and an increased risk for chronic or recurrent episodes of back pain. Let’s chat about your vitamin D level. Make your Murfreesboro chiropractic appointment with Most Chiropractic Clinic, your partner in spinal health. 

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