Nutrition Tips for Back & Neck Pain Relief

Nutrition Tips for Back & Neck Pain Relief

woman with neck pain

Fiber and Antioxidants

Fruits and vegetables are high in fiber and many also boast valuable anti-inflammatory antioxidants. Omega-3 Fatty Acids—These acids help reduce inflammatory chemicals in the body. Omega-3 fatty acids are present in cold-water fish like mackerel, salmon and sardines and can also be consumed in a capsule form. Flax seeds, leafy greens, and walnuts are also good sources of these nutrients. Magnesium—Magnesium is necessary for the proper contraction and relaxation of muscles. Without enough of it, the neck and entire body is more susceptible to swelling, tension and soreness. Whole grains, nuts, beans, veggies, soy and fruits are excellent sources. Calcium and

Vitamin D

As the hardest working part of your spinal column, the neck suffers from wear and tear over time. Calcium helps keep your bones strong, and vitamin D assists the absorption process of calcium. Aside from dairy products, sources of calcium include calcium-fortified juices, cereals, breads, rice milk and almond milk. Additionally, you may also want to include canned fish, soy products, and leafy greens such as bok choy and kale in your diet. Water—Dehydration can source muscle pain due to electrolyte imbalances. Consuming ample water daily helps restore normal nerve and muscle functions. Of course, one of the best courses of action is to minimize intake of inflammatory foods. Most meats and dairy products contain saturated fats and arachidonic acids that promote inflammation in the body. Dr. Heidi Chiropractic is the East Valley authority in the Gonstead chiropractic method and also enjoys offering lifestyle and dietary counseling to her patients. Contact Dr. Heidi Chiropractic in Gilbert  today for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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Dr. Heidi Chiropractic
1757 East Baseline Road Suite 134
Gilbert, AZ 85233
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