Executive Chiropractic of Iowa 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 Executive Chiropractic of Iowa encourages an anti-inflammatory diet for pain relief and even neurological recovery when spinal nerves hurt and are inflamed which results in West Des Moines back pain and neck pain, etc. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa oversees the relief of back pain and neck pain with an inclusive chiropractic treatment plan of spinal manipulation, Cox® Technic, exercise and nutritional diet. West Des Moines chiropractic patients work with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa for the relief of West Des Moines 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 often contributes to obesity, influences the immune system adversely, and prolongs recovery from inflammatory injury. An anti-inflammatory diet instead of a pharmacological intervention after injury may well assist these issues when replaced for the Standard American Diet. (1) West Des Moines chiropractic patients with chronic pain often find some relief with better eating selections.


A review of 172 papers advises that consequences 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 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 more palatable 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 decreasing inflammation and promoting 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 important in the treatment of chronic pain and West Des Moines back pain at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is eager to disclose 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 West Des Moines chiropractic visit with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa soon to start including some anti-inflammatory foods into your diet – S.A.D. or not - for relief of West Des Moines chronic pain, back pain, nerve pain and even joint pain. 

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