Good health depends on a number of factors, including proper
nutrition. Every day we see billboards, radio and television commercials and newspaper ads enticing us
to dine at certain restaurants, or buy certain foods at the grocery store. Just because the advertisement
says the food is “good” or “healthy” does not necessarily mean that it will improve your health, especially
if you consume certain foods on a regular basis.
Nutrition and chiropractic care go hand-in-hand.
For example, dairy products cause inflammation in humans, resulting in back pain, as well as a host other health conditions.
When soft tissue around the spine is inflamed, it can be more difficult for a patient to hold a chiropractic adjustment
for a period of time.
During your examination, the chiropractor may ask about your diet and eating
patterns, or perhaps to keep a DIET DIARY. Your treatment plan may include alternative dietary
choices, food combinations or additions in order to help restore your health.
Loss of mobility
as well as weight gain are a common occurrence in those suffering from chronic back pain. This consequent weight gain can
further impair mobility and aggravate pre-existing back pain. The goal of nutritional intervention with these patients is
to improve dietary behaviors and/or choices for weight maintenance or weight loss. A realistic approach of emphasizing improved
eating, instead of rigid diet plans, has proven to be more successful in achieving long term success in the prevention and
treatment of obesity.
At HealthSource of Sandy Springs, not
only do we provide nutritional counseling on an individual basis (including using whole food supplements to help you get well),
and we provide information and opportunities to attend classes on eating health and staying balanced.