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Johnson Chiropractic Encourages Healthy Diet to Avoid Pain and Inflammation

The S.A.D. is sad for many reasons. Inflammation. Obesity. Pain. S.A.D. being the Standard American Diet may be addressed by paying attention to and changing to a more anti-inflammatory diet. Back pain may benefit as well from an anti-inflammatory diet, so Johnson Chiropractic urges an anti-inflammatory diet for pain relief and even neurological recovery when spinal nerves are in pain and are inflamed which causes Richmond back pain and neck pain, etc. Johnson Chiropractic oversees the relief of back pain and neck pain with an inclusive chiropractic treatment plan of spinal manipulation, Cox® Technic, exercise and nutritional diet. Richmond chiropractic patients work with Johnson Chiropractic for the relief of Richmond chronic pain, back pain, and neck pain.


Diet may play a role in obesity and chronic pain, not just in weight-bearing joints but other parts of the body as well. Poor diet many times contributes to obesity, impacts the immune system unfavorably, and lengthens recovery from inflammatory injury. An anti-inflammatory diet in place of a pharmacological intervention after injury may well help with these concerns when replaced for the Standard American Diet. (1) Richmond chiropractic patients with chronic pain frequently find some relief with healthier eating selections.


A review of 172 papers suggests that effects of certain foods are akin to drug management therapy for chronic pain. Natural compounds like the phenolic compounds in extra virgin olive oil are such. Carbohydrates with low glycemic indices consumed three times a day along with fruits and vegetables, yogurt, red wine are good daily. Fish and legumes, white meat, eggs and cheese and red meats can be interspersed weekly. It’s not bad to have sweets on occasion! (2) Such a treat causes it to be simpler to manage a diet change! Eating this way facilitates inflammation/oxidative stress that brings about pain relief.  


A fashionable diet referred to as the ketogenic diet may be beneficial for decreasing inflammation and fostering neuroprotection, protection of the nerves and even neurological recovery of spinal cord injury if initiated in a timely manner after the injury. (3) Protecting and regenerating damaged, inflamed nerves is significant in the treatment of chronic pain and Richmond back pain at Johnson Chiropractic. Johnson Chiropractic is excited to share that  anti-inflammatory diets foster patients’ healing from disc herniations and other spine related injuries.

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Listen to this Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as Dr. Vincent Pankonin discusses a patient with chronic back pain helped with Cox® Technic protocols.

Schedule a Richmond chiropractic visit with Johnson Chiropractic soon to start including a variety of anti-inflammatory foods into your diet – S.A.D. or not - for relief of Richmond chronic pain, back pain, nerve pain and even joint pain. 

Richmond chiropractic patients do well to avoid the S.A.D. diet to reduce inflammation and pain.
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