A vitamin deficiency can have you feeling completely out of whack and wondering why you’re tired, pale, or moody. At Valley Spinal Care in Downtown Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, our chiropractors and the team offer vitamin B12 injections to treat your deficiency and boost your spine health. To schedule a consultation for vitamin injections, call Valley Spinal Care or book an appointment online today.
Vitamin Injections Q&A
What are vitamin injections?
Vitamin injections are treatments that introduce high amounts of beneficial vitamins, like vitamin B12, into your system via a needle and syringe. The injection goes straight into a muscle full of blood vessels, where the vitamins are absorbed rapidly. You experience benefits very soon after the injections, and you can go about your day as normal afterward.
The team at Valley Spinal Care specializes in vitamin B12 injections, which help reduce inflammation and promote great spinal health. That can help reduce or prevent pain from spinal nerves and help your body replace damaged spinal nerves with new and healthy nerve fibers.
Vitamin B12 is also called cobalamin, and it helps with the production of red blood cells. These cells carry oxygen throughout your body via the cardiovascular system.
Can I benefit from vitamin injections?
Vitamin B12 injections can treat a vitamin deficiency. Vitamin deficiencies aren’t always easy to identify or diagnose because the symptoms are similar to many other conditions and concerns. You’re at risk of developing a B12 deficiency if you:
- Are over age 60
- Are female
- Have a digestive condition (e.g., Crohn’s disease, celiac disease)
- Have a stomach ulcer
- Are vegan or vegetarian
- Have an autoimmune disorder (e.g., vitiligo)
The team at Valley Spinal Care can review your health and medical history to help you decide if you can benefit from vitamin injections. They might also recommend other treatments alongside your injections or alternative options like oral supplements or IV therapy.
How often should I get vitamin injections?
The team at Valley Spinal Care helps you decide how often you should get vitamin injections to experience their full effect. The number of injections you need and the frequency with which you should get them can vary based on your level of deficiency and your overall health. Unless your provider suggests otherwise, you should get them around once a month.
The team makes sure you’re not currently taking any medications that could negatively impact the effects of your vitamin injections. They also monitor your response to each round of injections to look for signs of unwanted side effects or complications.
To learn more about vitamin injections and deficiencies, call Valley Spinal Care or book an appointment online today.