Living With Chronic Pain

Certain Foods May Worsen Pain

Something as simple as changing your diet may help decrease your pain.  A 2015 study found that people eating a whole-food plant-based (WFPB) diet significantly decreased their osteoarthritis pain—in just two weeks. By the end of the six-week study, they reported more energy and better physical functioning, too. Another study found that a high-fiber diet lowers the… Continue reading Certain Foods May Worsen Pain

Living With Chronic Pain

Herniated Discs

In the large vertebral bodies of the back (see the post on Osteoarthritis here), there are bony extensions that come off the sides, called the transverse process. These also have holes where the nerves from the cord exit, and then separate into increasingly smaller nerves that innervate the muscles in the extremities. The nerves allow the… Continue reading Herniated Discs