Inflammation and Back Pain

Fernando Vega, Physical Therapist at Miami Orthopedics and Sports Institute, explains when an injury occurs it sets off a cascade of events that ends up causing inflammation. “Inflammation is a natural occurring thing, we wouldn’t heal without inflammation. The problem is that once the injury heals, the inflammation continues and it will spread throughout the body,” he says.

To reduce inflammation he recommends drinking plenty of water, looking at leafy greens that definitely help eliminate some of the inflammation in our bodies, and using olive oil, which is also an anti-inflammatory food.

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