Pflugerville Wellness Center Encourages Healthy Diet to Avoid Pain and Inflammation

The S.A.D. is sad on so many levels. Inflammation. Obesity. Pain. S.A.D. being the Standard American Diet may be remedied by paying attention to and exchanging from a S.A.D. diet to a more anti-inflammatory diet. Back pain may benefit as well from an anti-inflammatory diet, so Pflugerville Wellness Center urges an anti-inflammatory diet for pain relief and even neurological recovery when spinal nerves are in pain and are inflamed which results in Pflugerville back pain and neck pain, etc. Pflugerville Wellness Center oversees the relief of back pain and neck pain with a comprehensive chiropractic treatment plan of spinal manipulation, Cox® Technic, exercise and nutritional diet. Pflugerville chiropractic patients team up with Pflugerville Wellness Center for the relief of Pflugerville 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, too. Poor diet many times contributes to obesity, influences the immune system adversely, and lengthens recovery from inflammatory injury. A diet that is anti-inflammatory in nature instead of a pharmacological intervention after injury may well help with these issues when replaced for the Standard American Diet. (1) Pflugerville chiropractic patients with chronic pain frequently find some relief with wiser 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 examples. Carbohydrates with low glycemic indices eaten 3 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 mixed in weekly. It is not bad to have sweets on occasion! (2) Such a treat makes it easier to manage a diet change! Eating this way helps manage inflammation/oxidative stress that brings about pain relief.  


A popular diet referred to as the ketogenic diet may be beneficial for reducing inflammation and advancing neuroprotection, protection of the nerves and even neurological recovery of spinal cord injury if started early after the injury. (3) Protecting and regenerating damaged, inflamed nerves is significant in the care of chronic pain and Pflugerville back pain at Pflugerville Wellness Center. Pflugerville Wellness Center 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 Pflugerville chiropractic visit with Pflugerville Wellness Center soon to begin adding a variety of anti-inflammatory foods into your diet – S.A.D. or not - for relief of Pflugerville chronic pain, back pain, nerve pain and even joint pain. 

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