Magnesium for Back Pain Relief in Vacaville

Magnesium for Back Pain Relief in Vacaville

Chiropractic Vacaville CA Back Pain Hand On Lower Back

Having back pain can be chronic and debilitating. It can be challenging to treat except when you take painkillers or do some stretching exercises. Also, there are gadgets that you can use to help you achieve some peace.

The thing about these over-the-counter painkillers is that they are only temporary and can be habit-forming. Instead, you should consider the more holistic approach, which involves healthier eating and starting a vitamin and mineral regimen. You might even realize that your body simply lacks essential vitamins or minerals that are ideal for healthy bones, good muscle tone, and proper functioning nervous system.

As it turns out, magnesium could be the magic bullet that your body is looking for. Apart from being a natural element, magnesium is naturally produced by the body. It plays an important role in the body that includes maintaining normal musculature and nervous system functions, regulating cardiac rhythm, and supporting your natural immune system. Additionally, it supports your kidney function and plays a role in certain conditions like osteoporosis and heart disease.

Another magnesium benefit is that it can help muscles relax, which is key to helping your back pain. You can tell that you have a deficiency of this mineral when you start diminishing bone strength, muscle deterioration, including spasms or weakness. If you've got a tricky diagnosis for your back pain, you should try asking your doctor about magnesium supplements. But if bone deficiency or muscular weakness is not the cause of your back pain, then magnesium therapy could be perfect for you.

The recommended daily allowance (RDA) of magnesium is as follows:

  • Adolescent and adult males (270 to 400 mg)
  • Adolescent and adult females (280 to 300 mg)
  • Pregnant females (320 mg)
  • Breast-feeding females (340 to 355 mg)

Before supplementing your body with magnesium for back pain control, you must seek the advice of your health care professional first. When you're taking extra magnesium, it is recommended not to take calcium supplements because these two minerals cancel each other out in your body. To be sure, ask your doctor about negative interactions with other supplements, prescription meds or over-the-counter medications. Be aware that some forms of bowel troubles could also deplete magnesium and other essential minerals too quickly from your system, including IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and stomach flu. It is also best if your doctor knows if you suffer from diabetes, heart problems or kidney disease before you start taking any mineral supplement regimen.

If you want to start taking magnesium through natural means and not in pill form, you can get it from the following:

  • Fish (halibut, salmon, and tuna)
  • Fruits (bananas and figs)
  • Grains (barley, buckwheat, brown rice, oat bran, and wheat flour)
  • Juices (prune juice)
  • Dairy (low-fat yogurt, condensed sweet milk)
  • Nuts (almonds, cashew, Brazil nuts, and pine nuts)
  • Vegetables (artichokes, broccoli, chickpeas, cornmeal, lentils, okra, parsnips, peas, potatoes, pumpkin, spinach, sweet potatoes, and various beans)

The RDA for vegetables in a healthy adult is 3 ½ cups but eating a bit more can help increase your magnesium levels.

If you need more help with your back pain in Vacaville and other ways of managing it, you can get in touch with us here in Absolute Integrative Physical Medicine in Vacaville, CA. Just call our number at (707) 474-5688 to setup an appointment today!


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Absolute Integrative Physical Medicine

1490 Alamo Drive Suite B
Vacaville, CA 95687

(707) 474-5688