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Naturally Reducing Inflammation and Joint Pain

By Stepy Kamei

Inflammation is a natural biological response to injury. So why does it seem like inflammation is the cause of so many other health issues, such as aches, pains, and joint stiffness? It can be beneficial to your health and well-being to learn more about the function of inflammation in the body, why it occurs, and how it can positively or negatively impact various aspects of your health. Keep on reading to educate yourself on the nature of inflammation in the body, and how you can reduce it naturally and safely with helpful treatment options such as chiropractic care.

The Function of Inflammation

When you experience a condition such as an injury or an infection, your body naturally responds with inflammation. This response is meant to help defend and protect the body from invasive pathogens. In short-settings, as in a response to an acute injury or infection, inflammation can be helpful for healing the body. However, chronic inflammation can have more negative consequences.

The Downside of Too Much Inflammation

Studies have shown that high levels of inflammation on a consistent basis can lead to a wide range of negative health issues, both physically as well as mentally.

Chronic inflammation levels in the body can lead to muscle pain, joint stiffness, weight gain, and even a compromised immune system over time. To put it simply, inflammation stresses and strains the body, so it's best to avoid frequent episodes of inflammation.

Easy Natural Remedies for Inflammation 

Fortunately, it's not difficult to combat high levels of inflammation through simple and easy lifestyle choices you can make at any time.

For starters, eating foods with anti-inflammatory properties is an excellent choice you can make to reduce inflammation. Common anti-inflammatory foods include:

  • Fresh berries
  • Salmon
  • Avocados
  • Green tea
  • Tomatoes
  • Cherries

It helps that these foods also contain a wealth of other helpful nutrients, including vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and protein.

In addition to eating a healthy diet, consider seeing a chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic clinics on a regular basis for better overall health and wellness. Chiropractic is a natural and safe treatment plan which has been shown to reduce and prevent inflammation surrounding the joints, therefore increasing flexibility and reducing the risk of injuries to the neck and back. With more than 475 locations to choose from, it's never been a better time to explore the world of chiropractic!

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Austin, Tex.

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