Spine & Sports Rehab 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 concentrating on and changing to a more anti-inflammatory diet. Back pain may improve as a result of an anti-inflammatory diet, so Spine & Sports Rehab Center urges an anti-inflammatory diet for pain relief and even neurological recovery when spinal nerves ache and are inflamed which results in Baton Rouge back pain and neck pain, etc. Spine & Sports Rehab Center manages and relieves back pain and neck pain with a complete chiropractic treatment plan of spinal manipulation, Cox® Technic, exercise and nutritional diet. Baton Rouge chiropractic patients team up with Spine & Sports Rehab Center for the relief of Baton Rouge 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 adds to obesity, affects the immune system adversely, and prolongs recovery from inflammatory injury. A diet that is anti-inflammatory in nature instead of a pharmacological intervention after injury may well assist these issues when substituted for the Standard American Diet. (1) Baton Rouge chiropractic patients with chronic pain frequently discover some relief with healthier eating selections.


A review of 172 studies suggests that effects of specific foods are comparable 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 alongside fruits and vegetables, yogurt, red wine are good daily. 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) That makes it simpler to manage a diet change! Eating this way helps manage inflammation/oxidative stress that results in pain relief.  


A well-known diet called the ketogenic diet may be beneficial for decreasing 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 Baton Rouge back pain at Spine & Sports Rehab Center. Spine & Sports Rehab Center is excited to disclose that  anti-inflammatory diets help patients heal from disc herniations and other spine related injuries.

CONTACT Spine & Sports Rehab Center

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 Baton Rouge chiropractic visit with Spine & Sports Rehab Center soon to begin adding some anti-inflammatory foods into your diet – S.A.D. or not - for relief of Baton Rouge chronic pain, back pain, nerve pain and even joint pain. 

Baton Rouge  chiropractic patients do well to avoid the S.A.D. diet to decrease inflammation and pain.
« View All Nutrition Articles
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."