Spinal Nutrition Guidance

Spinal nutrition guidance involves information and direction about nutrition, how it affects the spine, as well as how it can affect injury, inflammation and recovery.  The word ‘nutrition’ is based on the Latin “nutritio” meaning a feeding.  Spinal nutrition refers to the nourishment of the bones, disc and connective tissues.

The nutrients in foods affect the health of the vertebrae and the spinal discs.  The bones of the vertebrae can become weakened or brittle.  Maintaining them requires proper nutrients including calcium, magnesium, potassium, L-lysine, phosphorus, Vitamin D and protein.  The disc and the connective tissues require proper nutrients as well such as Vitamins A, B6, C, E and minerals like zinc and copper.

A healthy diet can significantly affect the healing process.  It can speed up the recovery of spinal disc injuries or lessen inflammation and pain.  Review of diet and consultation about modifications can be an important step towards optimum spinal health.

Specific supplements can improve recovery for the client.  Practitioners can provide information about benefits, safety, and any potential side effects.

Spinal nutrition guidance is often offered as part of a program that includes spinal disc therapy, spinal alignment therapy and core strengthening.  The objectives of spinal nutrition guidance are to educate the client about maintaining a healthy spine, how to use nutrition to help with injury or pain, and how to use nutrition to affect recovery time from injury or surgery.  Health centers also integrate chiropractic, massage, and physiotherapy which provide spinal nutrition information as part of the therapy programs offered.

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