Spinal Nutrition – Vitamin B12
SPINAL NUTRITION - VITAMIN B12
Vitamin B12 keeps the nerves and blood cells healthy. Mild B12 deficiency may be unnoticed. More advanced B12 deficiency may result in anemia, tiredness, pale skin, appetite decrease, constipation, diarrhea, heart palpitations, etc.
One more concerning condition related to B12 deficiency is subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord after nitrous oxide anesthesia. Improving B12 status can help. B12 may be delivered orally or via injection.
One injection study showed that B12 relieved low back pain and disability and lowered patients’ consumption of paracetamol for pain relief. B12 deficiency may be avoided by eating meat, poultry, seafood, dairy products, and eggs or taking B12 supplements.