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Nutrition Specialist

Peak Spine & Sports

Interventional Pain Management Specialists & Pain Management Specialists located in Marlton, NJ & Collingswood, NJ

Nutrition plays a critical role in your body’s functioning, from how quickly you heal to the way you respond to chronic pain. Jill Kalariya, MD, and Milind Patel, MD, MBA, and the expert team at Peak Spine & Sports Medicine in Marlton, Collingswood and Toms River, New Jersey, provide integrative and holistic pain management with a focus on nutrition. To learn how nutrition can enhance your pain management plan, call the office today or request an appointment online.

Nutrition Q & A

What is nutrition?

Clinical nutrition focuses on the relationship between your health and the food you eat. The field of nutrition spans everything from the molecular biology of particular nutrients to how you can make better dietary choices to reduce your risk for disease.

Everything you consume affects the way your body operates. That’s why the team at Peak Spine & Sports Medicine makes nutrition a priority in your personalized pain management plan.

How does nutrition help relieve pain?

Along with other lifestyle factors like inadequate sleep and stress, research shows that unhealthy food choices play a critical role in how good or bad you feel. 

Poor nutrition is associated with systemic inflammation, which is the underlying cause of many types of chronic pain. Inflammation is a normal part of your body’s healing process. However, inflammation that continues after the injury or illness goes away can damage healthy cells in your body and lead to ongoing pain in your muscles, tissues, and joints.

A wealth of scientific evidence shows that eating and avoiding certain foods has an anti-inflammatory effect that helps relieve and prevent chronic pain, including arthritis and fibromyalgia pain.

What steps can I take to improve my nutrition?

Everybody is unique, so the diet that works for a celebrity or public figure may not be right for you. Therefore, the best thing you can do to improve your nutrition is to seek personalized advice from the professional team at Peak Spine & Sports Medicine.


Generally, a nutritional approach to reducing pain and inflammation involves cutting out inflammatory foods like processed meat, refined carbohydrates, and high-fructose corn syrup. 

As for eating good food, it’s best to aim for variety rather than loading up on a few favorites. Eating fruits and vegetables of different colors, such as beets, carrots, blueberries, and broccoli, ensures you’re getting the full spectrum of vitamins and minerals your body needs. Your diet may also include whole grains, proteins like fish and beans, and oils like olive and canola.

How can I include nutrition in my pain management plan?

Optimizing your nutrition is a key element of holistic pain management at Peak Spine & Sports Medicine. The expert team thoroughly evaluates your needs and recommends the best nutrition changes for you.

To get started on the path to long-term relief from chronic pain, call Peak Spine & Sports Medicine, or request an appointment online today.