Are Your Eating Habits Causing Your Back Pain?

The food you eat has a big impact on the state of your overall health, and it may have a more significant chain reaction on our bodies than many of us realize. Your diet can influence everything from your energy levels to your mood to how much sleep you get every night. If you’ve been experiencing any sort of back pain lately, and you haven’t been able to pinpoint the exact cause of it, you may want to take a closer look at your diet. The food you’re putting into your body may be making it harder for you to avoid, or recover from, instances of back pain.

A chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic clinics can assess your back and spine to determine what factors besides your dietary choices may be playing a role in the discomfort you feel, and what the best courses of treatment may be. 

Monitor Your Pain And Eating Habits

As you continue to experience back pain, you should start taking the time to get specific on the details of the uncomfortable sensations you’re feeling. Does your back pain seem to flare up after meals, or after consuming certain foods? Start keeping a food diary so you can record the foods you eat and how you feel, both physically and mentally, before and after eating them. As you begin to build your journal, you may start to notice certain patterms emerging and developing on a consistent basis. Something else you may want to start looking for is a correlation between digestive tract issues and back pain issues. For example, if you have noticed a parallel increase in feelings of indigestion and stiffness in the back, this can make a strong case for the likelihood that your back pain is at least partially connected to the foods you are eating. 

What Kind Of Food Leads To Back Pain?

The foods you should be most worried about if you want to avoid back pain (and live a healthier life in general) are highly inflammatory foods. Food products, which are high in sugar tend to also have a significant inflammatory affect on the body, as do foods that have been fried or doused in unhealthy amounts of salt. Inflammation has been known to create joint pain which can become chronic if left untreated, and the joints of the back and spine are no exception to this. 

If you’re ready to take back control of your health, consider visiting a chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic. They can adjust your spine, which may bring much-needed relief from the health issues and symptoms plaguing you. 


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