Johnson Chiropractic Encourages Healthy Diet to Avoid Pain and Inflammation

November 13, 2018

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


Diet may influence obesity and chronic pain, not just in weight-bearing joints but other parts of the body, too. Poor diet often contributes to obesity, influences the immune system adversely, and lengthens recovery from inflammatory injury. An anti-inflammatory diet in place of a pharmacological intervention after injury may well assist these issues when exchanged for the Standard American Diet. (1) Richmond chiropractic patients with chronic pain frequently find some relief with better eating selections.


A review of 172 studies proposes 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 on a daily basis. Fish and legumes, white meat, eggs and cheese and red meats can be interspersed weekly. It is not bad to have sweets occasionally! (2) Such a treat causes it to be easier to manage a diet change! Eating this way helps manage inflammation/oxidative stress that brings about pain relief.  


A well-known diet called the ketogenic diet may be beneficial for reducing inflammation and promoting neuroprotection, protection of the nerves and even neurological recovery of spinal cord injury if started in a timely manner after the injury. (3) Protecting and regenerating damaged, inflamed nerves is important in the care of chronic pain and Richmond back pain at Johnson Chiropractic. Johnson Chiropractic is excited to disclose that  anti-inflammatory diets help patients heal 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 shares a patient with chronic back pain helped with Cox® Technic protocols.

Schedule a Richmond chiropractic visit with Johnson Chiropractic soon to begin including some 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 decrease inflammation and pain.