Belfast Chiropractic tips for back pain


Around 80% of people will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. If it lasts for more than 3 months it is considered chronic back pain and can have a devastating effect on their overall quality of life.

Since back pain is usually multifactoral, there are some tips that can be used to ease the pain alongside Chiropractic treatment.

A 2017 study showed that simply taking adequate vitamin D supplementation produced significant benefits to those patients suffering with chronic lower back pain.

In the study, 68 patients with chronic lower back pain and low vitamin D levels were given an oral dose of 60,000 iu of vitamin D3 every week for 8 weeks.

The data showed that not only did the patient's vitamin D levels improve, but the participants also had a significant improvement in pain and disability throughout the course of the treament.

The authors concluded that Vitamin D supplementation can have a significant effect on the pain and disabilty of those suffering with chronic back pain.

Up to 75% of teens and adults have suboptimal levels of Vitamin D. Recent research has shown that vitamin D deficiency may be a risk factor for diseases such as cancer, depression, heart disase and diabetes.

Chiropractors frequently use supplementation and diet advice to help reduce the pain levels of our patients in Belfast. 




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    Dr. Jonathan Rice is a well-respected and trusted Doctor of Chiropractic with a private practice in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Founder and head Chiropractor at the Balmoral Spine Clinic, Dr. Rice is dedicated to the creation of transformative experiences of health for his patients, through Chiropractic care, lifestyle changes and specific rehabilitation programs.