Five Foods That Can Ease Chronic Pain

Five Foods That Can Ease Chronic Pain

Five Foods That Can Ease Chronic Pain

Some experts believe that a change in diet can help those suffering from chronic pain. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about a third of Americans deal with some kind of persistent pain. From arthritis to fibromyalgia, the number of pain-inducing conditions seems never ending.

Doctors often prescribe medications to help with pain management and encourage regular massage appointments to aid in relief and improve range of motion. While these treatments do quiet the pain, most people struggle to find 100 percent relief. Along with medication and massage, a balanced diet may offer relief as well. Take a look at some foods that are believed to have anti-inflammatory properties:

Ginger

This natural root has a long history of treating ailments. Consider using it while cooking. It will give your dinner a little kick while acting much like a mild pain reliever.

Sage

This herb can help with memory loss and swelling. There are plenty of dishes that use this herb. To get the most benefit, always use fresh herbs.

Salad

Eat some leafy greens to keep those tingling sensations at bay. Lettuce and spinach, for example, have vitamin k, which tends to ease pain.

Hot peppers

If you like spicy food, go all out. Hot peppers absorb a chemical in your body that tells your brain that you’re in pain.

Onions

Believe it or not, these smelly little beauties can repair damaged tissue. The sulfur, one of the many ingredients that make onions so potent, serves as a healing agent when absorbed by the body.

Feel free to contact us with any comments or questions you may have on how massage and diet can help with your pain.

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