Why combine nutritional counselling with chiropractic care? The diet of a patient directly affects the effectiveness of the treatment they are doing, and it also applies to chiropractic care. After all, with proper diet, sleep, hydration, and mental attitude, you are able to receive the full potential of a chiropractic adjustment. When your body gets an adequate amount of nutrients and whole foods, you are able to recuperate faster. When it comes to chiropractors and nutritionists, they both have the same philosophy — The human body is self-regulating and self-healing, it only needs a nudge in the right direction. Whether you need to change your eating habits to lead a healthier life or you want to see faster results through chiropractic care, you can schedule an appointment with a nutritional consultant.
Nutrition Q & A
What is a nutritionist?
A nutritionist specializes in using food to promote better health and help manage diseases. Working with a nutritionist often means you not only make changes to your diet but also to your lifestyle.
If you have chronic pain and inflammation, for example, Dr. Jordan can help you understand which types of foods may make your condition worse, and which foods can help reduce discomfort. She may also help you identify any food intolerances or allergies that are contributing to your condition. If you need to lose weight to help take the pressure off painful joints, Dr. Jordan can help with that, as well.
How can a nutritionist help with pain management?
Chronic pain is often linked to diet and lifestyle. Eating an anti-inflammatory diet and getting regular exercise can help relieve pain long term, without dependence on medications. It’s a natural approach to reducing inflammation and managing chronic pain symptoms.
The reason changing your diet can help you manage pain has to do with how your body’s immune system responds to toxins. As your body processes the toxins in unhealthy foods that are high in fat and sugar, it causes inflammation. Over time, poor nutrition habits can trigger chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and strokes.
When you follow a healthier nutrition plan, such as one that’s similar to a Mediterranean diet in which you eat colorful vegetables and limit your intake of refined sugars and carbohydrates, your body responds by reducing inflammation. As a result, you feel less pain, and there are no unpleasant side effects as there usually are with prescription medications. Good nutrition is part of a natural approach to pain management.
When should I consider seeing a nutritionist?
If you have a chronic pain condition, an autoimmune disease, or you wish to lose weight, a nutritionist can help. Or, if you think you may have a food allergy or intolerance, it’s a good time to schedule an appointment with a nutritionist. Another reason you might see a nutritionist is for a deficiency in your diet, such as lack of iron.
Additionally, if you regularly experience bloating, gas, diarrhea, or constipation, it could be a sign that you’re eating foods that irritate your digestive system. Heartburn, acid reflux, and an inability to lose weight are other signs that you should see a nutritionist for a professional evaluation.
If you or a family member have any of these concerns, Dr. Jordan can help. Call to schedule an appointment or book online today.
Services We Offer
Jordan Chiropractic has successfully treated thousands of patients with musculoskeletal pain or nerve pain. Using the latest natural techniques and most advanced equipment to help your body reduce inflammation, regain mobility, and heal itself.
Massage therapy has numerous health benefits for patients of all ages, including pain relief, rehabilitation after sports injuries, and relieving stress.
Nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy helps relieve pressure on your spine and promote disc healing from within.
Chronic headaches, whiplash, neck, and back pain are among the most common problems after an auto accident, and sometimes symptoms don’t appear right away.
Acupuncture is a traditional form of Chinese medicine that’s been practiced for more than 2500 years.
Cupping often helps to relieve pain, promote mobility and range of motion, reduce inflammation, increase circulation, release scar tissue and fascial adhesions, reduce painful trigger points, as well as promoting relaxation and well-being much like a deep tissue massage.
A kinesiologist can use muscle testing and relationships like those between muscles and organs to aid in diagnosis and treatment of pain.
If chronic back pain, neck pain, or headaches affect your quality of life, chiropractic care may be able to help you get natural pain relief.