Nutrition and Chiropractic Care: How Are They Related?

By: Dr. Ellis Schauder|March 1, 2022

Most people think about chiropractors when they need to get rid of subluxations inhibiting bodily function. Therefore, it may surprise them when the doctor devotes a significant part of the sessions to nutrition. 

We are one of the chiropractors that incorporate nutrition into care regimes. Patients can also find a dedicated nutritionist in Orlando from Schauder Chiropractic & Wellness Center.

Why do we combine nutrition and chiropractic care for our patients? This article will cover the details.

Holistic Medicine

Chiropractors practice holistic medicine, providing care for your entire body. We treat the root cause of problems with a holistic approach instead of focusing on a few symptoms, and holistic medicine is incomplete without nutrition. 

Therefore, combining nutritional counseling alongside standard chiropractic approaches like cranial sacral treatment and massage therapy improves the chances of getting desired results. 

Care for Inflammatory and Autoimmune Ailments

Chiropractors provide care for people living with inflammatory and autoimmune conditions like scoliosis, hypothyroidism, allergies, arthritis, and diabetes. Numerous studies have shown that dietary changes effectively reduce systemic inflammation in the body. As a result, the reduction alleviates pain and other clinical symptoms of inflammation.

Some of the dietary changes that can help reduce inflammation and relieve the symptoms of autoimmune diseases include:

  •     Eating more organic vegetables and fruits
  •     Eating omega-3 fatty acids and healthy fats
  •     Avoiding processed foods
  •     Drinking more water

Exploiting the relationship between nutrition and chiropractic care can help improve outcomes when managing these diseases.

Identification and Management of Subluxations

Unlike medical doctors, chiropractors study nutrition and how vitamins and supplements can affect your body. 

Understanding a patient’s nutrition can help chiropractors manage some conditions. For example, qualified chiropractors know that lower vitamin D levels can trigger lower back pain. They also know how to balance specific vitamins and nutrients to prevent certain conditions.

Faster Recovery for Patients

When you visit a chiropractor, you want to resolve the problem you’re facing as quickly as possible, and nutrition counseling can help you achieve that goal. For example, proteins help build and repair muscles. Increased consumption of protein-rich meals can speed up recovery from tears, strains, and separation.

Similarly, more calcium intake can help correct bone weakness, which is often responsible for alignment problems.

Calorie management is also vital during chiropractic care to prevent the worsening of subluxations or the creation of new ones. A patient recovering from any musculoskeletal injuries can’t afford to add weight, as it will hamper the recovery process.

Unfortunately, poor diet and the sedentary lifestyle that comes with recovery from such conditions increase the risk of weight gain. Proper nutrition counseling ensures better calorie control.

Your Holistic Chiropractic Care Provider in Orlando

Do you want to work with a chiropractor who adopts a holistic treatment approach? Schauder Chiropractic & Wellness Center, Orlando, FL, is one of the best you can work with. 

Led by Dr. Schauder, our team combines nutrition and chiropractic care to help improve your health and overall wellbeing. All our patients get a personalized treatment plan following our initial consultations. 

You can learn more about our chiropractic services or call us at (407) 275-6700 to schedule an appointment.

About The Author: Dr. Ellis Schauder

Dr. Schauder graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Consequently, he graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree from New York Chiropractic College. He completed post-graduate studies in the areas of radiology, impairment rating and chiropractic orthopedics. Dr. Schauder is licensed in the states of Florida and New York.