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Most people know that sitting up straight, exercising and using proper lifting techniques are important ways to protect your spine. But did you know that proper nutrition is another way to keep your backbone healthy? It’s true!
Our team of outstanding pain management specialists in Westwood and nearby want you to do everything within your power to keep your spinal column pain-free and in the best shape possible. One way you can do that is to pay closer attention to what fuel you’re putting in your body. Foods rich in calcium, vitamin D, magnesium, vitamin K, iron, vitamin C and more are all great for your spine.
Foods to choose: milk, cheese, yogurt, peanuts, black beans, tofu, baked beans, broccoli, spinach, kale, collard greens, bok choy, sardines, salmon, oranges, almonds and blackstrap molasses
Foods to choose: eggs (including yolks) and vitamin D-enriched milk
Foods to choose: brown rice, whole wheat bread, whole-grain pasta, flax seeds, sesame seeds, black beans, chickpeas, pinto beans, broccoli, spinach, kale, bananas, avocado, kiwi, yogurt and dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa)
Foods to choose: meats, cheeses, egg yolks, kale, broccoli and spinach
Foods to choose: oranges, grapefruits, guava, strawberries, kiwi, broccoli, spinach, tomatoes, sweet potatoes and red/green peppers
Foods to choose: fish, eggs, poultry, meat, yogurt, milk and cheese
Foods to choose: liver, pork, fish, shellfish, red meat, poultry, spinach, broccoli, kale, lentils, beans, eggs, whole grains and soy
Eating smart nourishes the muscles, bones, discs and other parts of your spine, helping to prevent back pain and serious spine-related problems. We are the exceptional spine specialists in Westwood and nearby that encourage our patients to make the smart choices that allow them to enjoy pain-free, healthy lives.
When you need our exceptional services, call us at 844.777.0910 or contact us on the web.