Foods to Eat and Avoid to Reduce Back Pain

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Good nutrition and a healthy diet play an important role in your overall health and wellbeing. By eating and avoiding certain food items, you can easily reduce your back pain and inflammation. View this infographic to learn about the foods that decrease back pain and inflammation. If you have severe pain, then visit us at www.backontrackwellness.com or call us at 905-319-6606 for non-invasive and drug-free treatment methods.

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Introduction Good nutrition and a healthy diet play an important role in your overall health. Certain food choices play an important part in maintaining the health of your spine and back. By eating anti-inflammatory foods you can relieve your back pain. Inflammation is the body’s natural way of fighting off infection. However chronic inflammation can cause serious illness or permanent damage. By eating a balanced diet with the right variety of vitamins and nutrients you can reduce back pain and inflammation.

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Avoid these Foods to Reduce Back Pain Certain foods are known to trigger inflammation and increase back pain:  Processed foods  Foods high in saturated fat  Foods made with trans fats  Refined sugars  Alcohol  Refined grains  Gluten

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 Coffee - Studies have shown that caffeine content in a cup of coffee can provide pain relief or reduce pain in those suffering from an exercise-induced muscular injury.  Ginger - Ginger is known to have natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger helps in improving blood circulation to the pain areas and provides relief. The potent medicinal properties of ginger have been known to treat indigestion menstrual cramps nausea and irregularities within the heart.  Flax seeds - Flax seeds are rich in Omega-3 content which is great for fighting inflammation.  Cherries - Cherries help in reducing inflammation. Cherries are packed with powerful antioxidants which not only block inflammation but also inhibit pain enzymes. Foods that Reduce Inflammation

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 Salmon - Salmon is rich in omega – 3 fatty acids which relieve back pain.  Oranges - An antioxidant ‘beta-cryptoxanthin’ found in oranges is proven to be effective against inflammation and helps reduce back pain.  Water - Drink plenty of water daily and stay hydrated to prevent muscle spasms and back pain.  Turmeric - Turmeric contains an ingredient called ‘curcumin’ which has a strong anti-inflammatory action and helps in dealing with acute inflammation.  Garlic - There are many health benefits of garlic. Garlic contains many compounds that have anti-inflammatory properties one of which is an antioxidant ‘quercetin’ that is known for fighting inflammation.  Pineapples - Pineapples are rich in anti-inflammatory enzymes which promote and boost immunity to fight off inflammation. Foods that Reduce Inflammation

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Contact Us  By incorporating these anti-inflammatory foods into your daily diet you can reduce inflammation in your body and provide relief for your back pain.  If you have chronic or severe back pain then you should visit a nearby chiropractic centre. If you are living in Burlington or surrounding areas visit Back on Track Chiropractic and Wellness Centre.  To book a free consultation visit www.backontrackwellness.com. Address: 2180ItabashiWay BurlingtonOntario-L7M5A5 Phone: 905319-6606 Web: www.backontrackwellness.com Email: infobackontrackwellness.com

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