Fighting Back Pain With Food


Inflammation is a known case for pain all over the body, which makes it no surprise that it can be a source of back pain. A diet consisting of foods that fight inflammation is ideal for anyone suffering with chronic pain. Here are some great tips on foods, supplements and drinks to help you fight inflammation.

What You Can Eat:
-Flax and chia seeds
-Foods that are high in Omega 3, or a supplement
-Calcium supplements, making sure you do not go over 2,000 milligrams through food or supplements daily
-Foods with natural coloring including carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, cherries, berries, red wine, pomegranate, cinnamon, garlic, oregano, turmeric, and ginger
-Green, Oolong and White teas
-Olive oil
-Nuts like walnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts and pecans
-Lean protein like turnkey and chicken

What To Avoid:
-Processed foods
-Fast food
-Saturated fats
-Breads, pasta
-Food or drinks that are high in sugar
-Anything with partially hydrogenated oil
-Caffeine and alcohol
-Nightshade vegetables including tomatoes, white potatoes, peppers and eggplant

If you are looking for a physician to help you manage your chronic back pain and inflammation, contact our office at (770) 421-1420 or go to


Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *