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One of the thoughts that first come to mind when people think of chiropractors is neck and low back pain. There are many advertisements in the telephone book and on television in charlotte, nc showing low back pain. They describe how chiropractors treat these injuries using adjustments and therapies. Indeed, one of the causes of low back pain is injuries. Chiropractors in charlotte do see many patients with neck and low back pain. These injuries can be from activities like car accidents. Slips and falls can also be causes of injuries. Many of the activities that people do for recreation can cause injuries. We have seen injuries from water skiing to horseback riding create low back pain. When thinking of any back pain, consider the injury as a form of stress.


The activity or accident put more stress on the body than it was able to handle. This is how a poor diet can cause low back pain. Most people in America have a poor diet. Food with large amounts of fats and sugar build weaker tissues. Just think about it. Choosing wheat pasta over regular pasta improves your health. The raw material that your body has available is what it uses to build cells. You will build new muscle cells eating fast food, but the muscle cell your body builds from a fast food burger isn't the same quality as one built from a soy burger. Weaker tissues are not able to support the structures around them as well as stronger tissues. This means that our diet can lead to weaker cells which make up organs, muscles, bones .....Etc.  This is why we focus on weight loss and diet nutrition in our charlotte chiropractic clinic


Now you see that how a poor diet can lead to weaker tissues. Some of those tissues are supporting your spine. This can decrease the amount of time that chiropractic adjustments "hold." If the spine doesn't get proper support, the segments may move out of alignment. These bones can then interfere with the flow of electrical impulses through the nerves. This is one way that poor nutrition can cause low back pain. One commonly asked question in our charlotte chiropractic office is, what about the rest of the body and how do I know what to eat for that? This is why many chiropractors provide nutritional analysis to their patients.


Yes, poor nutrition will affect the organs as well. You need to have a specific nutrition program to provide the organs with the supplements that they need. A customized program will give nutritional support for the internal organs as well a s the supporting tissues. This will enable the body to repair itself. Often the body just requires the correct building blocks to restore health. Think of it as giving the body the proper fuel it needs to repair itself. We use a technique called nutrition response testing in the charlotte office to help us determine what your body requires. There are also lifestyle changes that need to be considered.


The causes that led to this problem need to be eliminated so that the body can heal. Otherwise your system is overwhelmed and not able to make progress towards health and pain elimination. In addition, a poor diet can lead to a lower immune response and allergies. These people tend to be sick often. They have lots of colds and flu due to their compromise immune system. Chiropractors focus on aligning the spine to improve your immune response. A properly designed nutrition program following a comprehensive exam can greatly improve the quality of your health and life.


Dr. Robert A. Simmons is a Chiropractor and Applied Kinesiologist in Charlotte, NC. Focused on improving health and wellness using nutrition, weight loss and detoxification with Chiropractic, Applied Kinesiology and Nutrition Plans.


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