Nutrition counseling is one of the most important services that we offer at Progressive Health & Rehab. You may be wondering what nutrition has to do with your muscle, joint, or nerve pain but the reality is, feeding your body the right food will improve your overall health and keep your body functioning properly.
Our holistic approach and integrated medical practice isn't just about treating the muscles, joints, and nerves in your body susceptible to pain and injury. We look for the root causes. It's not enough to just treat the symptoms for temporary pain relief. We want to heal your body so that you can continue living your life without the recurring pain issues.
Nutritional counseling is a natural complement for overall body wellness and the right diet and food will keep your body functioning properly for healthy and happy living. Our team of nutritionists and dietary specialists can advise you on proper nutrition to alleviate:
- Back pain
- And other nerve and muscle conditions
From the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat, our bodies are exposed to and ingest hundreds of toxins every day. Pesticides, herbicides, hormones, and antibiotics are all toxins found in our food and those contaminates build up in our bodies. The body has a difficult time processing and eliminating all those toxins. The excess toxins end up getting deposited and stored in our body's tissue causing pain and discomfort in our muscles.
By focusing on the right nutrients, you can provide your body with more energy that will make your muscles stronger and better set to avoid injury.
Our approach to nutrition goes well beyond discussing the four basic food groups. Our board-certified team of skilled medical professionals can review your eating and diet habits and discuss how to eat, what to eat, and most importantly, what foods to avoid that may be causing allergic reactions in the body that you're not aware of.
We'll look at your current eating plan and help you make the smart and necessary changes to get you feeling better. We'll also look at additional ways to embrace a healthier nutritional lifestyle such as:
Detox and purification will help eliminate the toxins that have built up in your body over time from the foods you eat. Detoxification programs are available if your experiencing certain types of pain and symptoms that are affecting your quality of life. Think of detoxification as a healthy way of "cleaning-up" your body and then keeping it clean with a properly designed diet put together by our nutritional team.
Herbal therapy can often reduce or eliminate the use of prescription drugs. Plants and herbs in their whole-state retain the ingredients necessary to be effective for alleviating back pain caused by sciatica, arthritis and other health conditions. Best of all, they do this without harmful side effects. Using herbs and plants may also help strengthen your body's natural healing mechanisms which allow you to alleviate pain and treat symptoms simultaneously. Herbs are generally prepared for internal and external use. They are found in teas, tinctures, extracts, oils, compresses, capsules, tablets and ointments.
Vitamin, mineral, and enzyme supplementation are essential for nutrient replacement in your body. Eating nutritious foods will help give your body important vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, but food alone may not give you all of the nutrients you need. Today's food refinement and processing has resulted in a food supply that does not contain even the recommended daily allowances of many vitamins and minerals. Our bodies need these daily allowances of vitamins and minerals to prevent back pain, deficiency disease, and other disorders like arthritis and sciatica, which can occur if you are nutrient deficient. We utilize absorbable whole food nutritional supplements to help treat a variety of conditions. We review each individual patient's nutritional intake and prescribe the necessary supplements based on your unique needs. Our goal is to ensure you're receiving a comprehensive nutritional plan that will benefit and treat your pain as well as promote total body wellness.