Nutrients for Herniated Discs

Treating yourself to delicious ingredients can provide treatment for your herniated disc; is it so far fetched? Your body will work more effectively to do what you want if you feed it the right fuel. There are many intangible factors that have led to your injury, but there are core elements within your control: nutrition, exercise and posture. The injury begins with a crack in the annulus fibrosus, the outer layer of the disc, which is made up of fibrous materials, in particular, collagen. Part of what is causing your pain is the swelling and inflammation as the body responds to the injury. There are many nutrients, sourced from the earth, which can fight inflammation and aid the body in repair and production of collagen.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids, found in flaxseed, fish oil and nuts are great natural anti-inflammatory agents.

Vitamin C is a stimulus for collagen production. Look for citrus fruits, leafy greens, bell peppers and to add more C into your life.

Sulfur is a supplementary mineral, which boosts the prowess of Vitamin C. Sulfur is found in high concentrations in: eggs, cruciferous vegetables, kale, Brussels sprouts and turnips  

Glucosamine-Sulfate is a naturally occurring chemical in the human body that helps helps repair cartilage.

Make the things you put in your body count. At Espinosa Family Chiropractic, we encourage people in the throes of spinal injury to use the factors within their control to effect a full recovery and ride the wave of health into the future. Call our office in Sacramento at (916) 457-8825 to schedule an appointment today.

Dr. Raymond Espinosa, D.C.