Back pain may be caused by something you often overlook: your diet. It is crucial to spinal health to maintain a healthy weight. A diet that contains way too many calories leads to weight gain which ultimately can lead to back pain and pressure on your joints.
Aside from being overweight, inflammation is a common cause of back pain. It is important to understand which foods are beneficial to consume that reduce inflammation along with those that increase inflammation, which you should avoid.
To start let’s go over foods to avoid or in other words, food that can cause or increase inflammation. With an anti-inflammatory diet, you should avoid:
- Fast foods
- Saturated fats
- Processed foods
All of these are major contributors to inflammation. Common foods that cause inflammation are:
- White bread
- Sugary drinks
- Fried food
Products crammed with preservatives such as chips and pastries will only increase inflammation too, so steer clear.
One thing many of these have in common are hydrogenated oils, which you can find listed on the ingredients label. These oils include:
Use canola oil or olive oil as a replacement when cooking.
Nutrients are also a vital force in fighting back pain, especially calcium. Your body store calcium that helps to keep your bone mass solid and strong. Calcium can help you avoid conditions such as osteoporosis, which usually occurs as you age, and it becomes harder to maintain bone mass.
At Ideal Spine Health Center, our advanced Chiropractic BioPhysics approach will effectively treat and cure your back pain with no surgery or medication. Chiropractic BioPhysics can fix the specific cause of pain with gentle manipulation of the spine, resulting in the elimination of back pain.
If you have questions regarding your bone health and how your diet may be affecting it or if you simply want to set up your free consultation appointment, feel free to give us a call at 208-939-2502.