Low-back pain is estimated to appear at least once in 80% of Americans’ lives, causing pain, loss of work, reduction in activities, and often requiring medication or other interventions.
While chiropractic and other conservative treatment therapies have been shown to be the most effective tools for helping improve and prevent low-back pain, I want to highlight two other alternative approaches: nutrition and motion. This post will focus on nutrition, which can be very effective in treating low-back pain.
In many of his anti-inflammatory diet articles and books, Dr. David Seaman highlights how inflammation can be a source of increasing pain sensitivity, can worsen arthritis, and can lead to the proliferation of cancer. He also states how eating foods that reduce inflammation can help to treat/prevent those conditions and how these same foods can be used to reduce acute pain such as low-back pain. (Our