West Des Moines Chiropractic Treatment Plan Incorporates Vitamin D

Is Vitamin D essential? It sure is! Many West Des Moines folks are deficient in vitamin D, as many as 80% or more in some areas in the world! Vitamin D impacts a variety of bodily functions, and your West Des Moines chiropractor works with so many of those bodily functions. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa encourages West Des Moines chiropractic patients to include vitamin D in their diet and supplementation plan to safeguard their health, enhance their health, and prevent issues that accompany vitamin D deficiencies. West Des Moines chiropractic treatment plans are not just devised for back pain relief but also wellness lifestyle.


Vitamin D deficiencies may well precede issues like weakened mineralization and even myopathy. Low levels of vitamin D result in reduced muscle strength, sarcopenia, functional limitation, disability and falls and physical function in older adults. Osteomalacia and rickets may also result from vitamin D deficiency. In spite of blood and urine levels of calcium, using a form of vitamin D (edecalcitol) helps increase bone mineral density and reduce the chance of vertebral fractures. (1)  88% of Indian women experience vitamin D deficiency which potentially increases the risk of development of osteoporosis and pregnancy-related complications in the future. (2) Children with scoliosis of mean age of 13.6 years before corrective spinal surgery are inclined to have have low vitamin D levels. (3) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa embraces its role in helping West Des Moines back pain sufferers achieve as functional a life as possible which may involve instructing patients to increase their vitamin D levels.


Combining vitamin D and calcium with denosumab (a drug used for osteoporosis treatment) combated the decrease in calcium produced by taking denosumab, stopped bone metabolism, and increased bone mineral density. (4) Vitamin D protects against vertebral fracture in addition to sarcopenia and cardiovascular decline and improves muscle function and help bone.  (5) Osteoporotic vertebral fracture raises the risk of back pain, particularly in those who have higher pain intensity, angular instability, and prior such fractures and less prone to exercising regularly.  (6) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa views these as worthy causes to improve vitamin D levels as part of the nutritional plan!

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa cares for West Des Moines chiropractic patients with Cox Technic, the spinal manipulation part of the West Des Moines chiropractic treatment plan. Patients with osteoporosis value its gentleness.

CONSULT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa NOW

Listen to this PODCAST about how gentle Cox Technic helps back pain patients with conditions like spinal stenosis.

Schedule your next West Des Moines chiropractic visit at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa to individually look into your own significant vitamin D level and how to improve it and discuss how chiropractic care can improve your health, too.
« View All Nutrition Articles
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."