Spina bifida. Osteoporosis. Dementia. Heart disease. Mood. Energy. Post-surgical delirium. B vitamin status affects these health conditions and more. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic manages health and spine issues for Augusta chiropractic patients throughout their lives and endeavors to keep those lives as active and healthy throughout with chiropractic care that includes spinal manipulation as well as nutrition, specifically focused on B vitamin status.
WHAT ARE ADVANTAGES OF B VITAMINS
There are many B vitamins of importance. B vitamins maintain the body’s production and use of energy derived from food. Foods like fish, poulty, meat, eggs, dairy, green leafy vegetables, beans, peas, some cereals and breads provide B vitamins. (1) In the US, fortification of grains with folate since 1998 reduced spina bifida cases by 767 [[annually]21] and saved $603 million annually. Other diseases also dropped in incidence like myocardial infarction, stroke, dementia and osteoporosis adding 266,649 quality-adjusted life-years and saving $3.6 billion a year for cardiac infarction. In Japan, fortification of rice with folate decreased the same and similar issues. (2) B vitamins diminish stress, anxiety, depression, PMS; boost memory, energy, mood, wound healing, and DNA repair; reduce the risk of spina bifida, heart disease, stroke, colon cancer, migraine, cholesterol levels. Some specific examples of B vitamin deficiency issues are the lack of folic acid, B6 and B12 which may result in increased homocysteine levels, putting you at risk for chronic illness like heart disease. B12 boosts the action of antidepressants. B8 (inositol) is shown to help depression and anxiety. B12 becomes more important the older we get as we don’t process it as well as we do when we are younger. A decent multi-supplement may provide all the B vitamins you need. (3) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic will figure this out with you.
SOME SPECIFIC B VITAMINS
There are 8 B vitamins. Collectively, they are referred to as the B vitamin complex. B vitamin status affects gene-nutrient interactions and more. Folate (B9)-related diseases like spina bifida are avoidable with folic acid supplementation for pregnant mothers. B12-related issues like risk of cognitive dysfunction, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis may be tackled with increased B12 levels which may be harder for older people as it is not as well absorbed as we age. Older folks are not alone though as some of us have genetic qualities that make it tougher, too, like those with MTHFR which is linked to issues like stroke. Riboflavin (B2) has newly been found related to blood pressure and the risk of hypertension. (4) Including B vitamins with pre-surgical solution of patients undergoing on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery decreases the incidence of postoperative delirium often reported in cobalamin (B12)-deficient patients. (5) Getting enough and getting the right type of B vitamin is important for all of us of all ages throughout our lives! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic understands and suggests that Augusta chiropractic patients have their B levels checked and improved as necessary.
A NEW B VITAMIN CONNECTION
B vitamins lessened neuropathic pain related to peripheral nerve injury, sensory neuron inflammation and compression, and transient spinal cord ischemia. Researchers noted that B vitamins enhanced the success of morphine when used for severe pain. Researchers discovered a connection between the action of morphine and neuropathic pain. Therefore, researchers suggested that B vitamins may aid patients with neuropathic pain. (6) Let’s talk about how B vitamins may benefit you at your next Augusta chiropractic appointment.
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Chiropractors study nutrition as part of their professional chiropractic training. Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who shares two cases. In case #2, he shares interdisciplinary care gentle Cox® Technic, exercise and nutrition (for vitamin B12 deficiency per the involved neurologist’s recommendation).
Schedule you Augusta chiropractic appointment with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic today to manage and/or avert cognitive, heart-related, developmental, and skeletal issues that may slow you down. Our gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation and well-thought out treatment plan will keep you up and going!