Vitamin D

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Vitamin D is the sunshine vitamin and this D3 form delivers the same biologically active form of vitamin D produced in the body as a result of direct sunlight without the risk of unprotected UVB exposure. High potency with 5000IU per capsule.

Since vitamin d is fat soluble. This is the original Vitamin D3 brand with Coconut oil, which aids in absorption by combining with a healthy, nutritious fat.

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With The Widespread Prevalence Of Vitamin D Deficiency & Spinal Pain, We Should Pay Attention To This Supplement In Relation To Neck & Back Pain.

As we age, degenerative conditions of the spine and decreased musculosketetal function leave us susceptible to falls, fractures, pain and a number of chronic conditions. Supplementation with vitamin D is known to help reduce the risk of fractures because of it’s function in bone mineralization, however, it can also protect against falls by improving muscle function. This vitamin further has been shown to have a protective effect in diseases like cardiovascular conditions, diabetes, osteoarthritis and cancer. An analysis has shown supplementing with this vitamin can reduce mortality from all causes.

Supplementation For Neck & Back Pain

According to a 2014 publication in World Neurosurgery, a study has indicated a correlation between individuals undergoing spinal surgery and a deficiency of D vitamin. Blood serum D levels were taken from individuals undergoing fusion for spinal instability and degenerative spinal spondylosis.

The authors discovered that Vitamin D deficiency was associated with individuals having a diagnosis of degenerative spondylosis. Additionally, it was noted that those who were middle aged, men, obese, diabetics and those who do not use D supplements showed a higher occurrence of deficiency.

A 2013 issue of the journal Pain Physician found an association between deficiency of vitamin D and spinal stenosis of the lumbar spine. In this study, almost 75% of individuals with spinal stenosis had a vitamin D deficiency. Furthermore, the level of pain was also associate, with higher levels of pain associated with a high occurrence of D vitamin deficiency.

A 2016 study in the Asian Spine Journal found a high prevalence of deficiency in patients with degenerative disc disease. The authors that traditional risk factors, such as older age and female gender was not sufficient in determining deficiency, therefore; they recommended a broader population strategy in prevention where the consequences of degenerative spinal diseases may be prevented or delayed.

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The 2013 issue of the Global Spine Journal found an association between D deficiency and cervical disc herniations in adults requiring spinal surgery. The deficiency was associated with a greater number of cervical disc herniations for an individual.

The authors of the study indicate that a deficiency of may increase the risk of back and neck pain from disc degeneration, disc herniation with nerve compression, as well as radiculitis.

Studies indicate vitamin D has the ability to decrease inflammatory chemicals of the outer part of the disc, the part that is torn or ruptured in a herniation. These inflammatory chemicals are responsible for pain, tissue destruction as well as erosion of cartilage, often seen with destructive degenerative conditions like Modic changes.

A 2015 study in Lupus found 4000IU of D3 decreased pain and related inflammatory chemicals. It was able to reduce analgesic use and a major inflammatory chemical associated with disc disease was reduced by over 50%.

I have been taking this vitamin since reading the above 2015 study. I have found this, along with the other supplements we recommend like tumeric, krill oil, and joint health has really made a difference with my chronic disc disease problems, including the highly inflammatory Modic 1 changes.

Author Bio

Dr. Steve has treated thousands of neck, shoulder and back conditions since graduating Chiropractic College in 1987 and during his involvement in Martial Arts. He holds certifications as a Peer Review Consultant, in Physiological Therapeutics, Modic Antibiotic Spinal Therapy, and specialized further in Myofascial Release Techniques. No longer in active practice, he authors articles for NeckSolutions and works with special products for ALS patients as well as other neuromuscular conditions.