My name is Dr. Barry Stanley. As this is my first blog ever, I thought I should tell everybody about myself. I started to do just that: talking about chiropractic, health care, disc problems, what brought me to chiropractic, things like that. But a different thought kept creeping into my head. I kept thinking that there are six people contributing to this blog. Only two of us are doctors, the other four are not. That is six different voices and opinions on chiropractic and health care on one page. It made me very excited both as a contributor and as somebody reading this stuff for the first time. I hope you all enjoy this as much as I know I will.
Chiropractic treatment plans also include diets for herniated discs. A herniated disc is a back condition that occurs when one of the spongy discs that cushion the vertebrae breaks open or bulges. The condition is also known as a ruptured or slipped disc.
As discussed the spine is made up of 24 moveable vertebrae each of which is separated by a soft tissue like shock absorbers that are known as discs. A traumatized disc inflames painfully. If it is left as it is it can often lead to disc degeneration or bulging. This can irritate the sensitive nerves that pass through the spinal column and is where the pain is at its absolute worst.
While a herniated disc can occur in any part of the spine it is more common in the back. You can prevent yourself from ever having to suffer from a herniated disc if you include the following in your diet –
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Foods that are rich in omega 3 fatty acids have the ability to form collagen which the body uses to prevent or repair any damage to cartilage or discs that is caused by inflammation.
This nutrient is naturally found in the body and is important for the repair and maintenance of collagen which is the primary component of discs. It needs glucosamine sulfate to create the chemicals that it needs to repair cartilage, ligaments, tendons and synovial fluid that bathe the spinal joints and occurs naturally in the body.
Include this nutrient in your diet and you will do your digestion a huge favor. Fiber smoothens out the digestive process and prevents any strain on discs that may place pressure on the abdomen. It also heals the spine at the cellular level. Super foods that contain fiber include shellfish such as crab, fish, prawns and oysters. Other food items that are rich in fiber include fruits and veggies such as beets, stewed or fresh tomatoes, red peppers, black as well as blueberries. Soy products such as tofu, soy cheese and soy milk also contain a high amount of the protein.
Every type of food you consume impacts your health. Give your body the chance to heal faster by watching what you eat. Your back will be better off for it and prevent any herniated disc from cramping (pun intended) your style.
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All of my life, I’ve always thought of myself as ‘healthy’. I never really worked out or ate fruits and veggies, but I felt good. I never had pain and I never got sick like a lot of friends and family around me. I went through most of my life not changing anything in my lifestyle or diet.
Since working at Active Life Health and Wellness, I’ve learned the secret to true health. Optimal health is not just about feeling good, never having pain, never being sick. Optimal health is about living life to your fullest God-given capabilities and being the best ‘you’ you can be. Healthy organs and a healthy nervous system are essential for that. Chiropractic, rehabilitation, spinal decompression, lifestyle education, nurtritional counseling, that is what we do here. We remove the interferences in the nervous system, in the spine, in our lifestyles, and restore optimal health to the body. We revive the connection of the brain and the body through the nervous system.
Dr. Purcell and I were at a seminar in Salt Lake City this past weekend. It was absolutely brilliant. I learned so much in so short a time frame that my brain felt full all the time. The best part wasn’t the information being taught, it was the information being shared. There were Chiropractors from all over the country there. What we all had in common was that we all practice spinal correction. Regular Chiropractic care focuses much on pain reduction. The Doctors I was at the seminar with help correct the spine of postural deformities, scoliosis and its problems, and things like the progressive condition called Forward Head Syndrome. It was fascinating sharing information with them about how they are using these corrective programs in their offices, how they are active in their own communities, and how their staffs are involved in every aspect of patient health and treatment. I am grateful to Dr. Fred DiDomenico for teaching us all, but also for bringing all of us Doctors together, even if it was just for one weekend. I can’t wait until the next one.