How Nutrition Can Help Reduce Pain & Inflammation
Back pain is often the result of inflamed muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints in and around the spine. In many cases, inflammation can be tempered by proper nutrition and a deliberate effort to incorporate anti-inflammatory foods into your diet.
Such foods may include:
- Deeply/darkly colored produce (i.e. beets, berries, red onions etc.)
- Leafy greens (i.e. broccoli, kale, spinach, etc.)
- Brightly colored fruit (i.e. cherries, grapes, watermelon, etc.)
- Herbs and natural spices (i.e. basil, cinnamon, turmeric, etc.)
- Olive oil
- Nuts (i.e. Brazil nuts, pecans, walnuts, etc.)
- Lean protein (i.e. Chicken, fish, turkey, etc.)
On the whole, working in natural, unprocessed fruits and vegetables has innumerable positive effects on your body, ranging from better sleep to improved mental function—and the greener your diet, the better you will feel. However, you may inadvertently harm yourself if you don’t consult with a professional first. Always talk to your doctor before making drastic changes to your diet.
In addition to changing what’s on your plate, consider getting physical therapy for your back pain. Physical therapy has been known to have many positive effects for back pain sufferers, including:
- Increased mobility
- Increased flexibility
- Reduced pain
- Reduced inflammation
- Reduced likelihood of injury—and more!
Back Pain Care and Physical Therapy in Monmouth County
Back pain may be common, but you don’t have to accept it as a normal part of life or let it get in the way of exercising, working, or enjoying your life. When you come to ProFysio Physical Therapy with back pain of any kind, we aim to help you recover through exercises and treatments geared toward your specific condition.
Our experienced physical therapists offer a wide variety of treatment options in Aberdeen and throughout Monmouth County. We are a Direct Access physical therapy provider, which means you don’t need a doctor’s prescription to get started—so don’t wait!
Call (732) 333-6360 today to schedule your first appointment.