Back Pain

Targeted Medical Nutrition

Pharmacy located in Beverly Crest, Los Angeles, CA

Back pain is a leading cause of disability in the United States, keeping many people from work and recreational activities. Targeted Medical Nutrition in the Beverly Crest area of Los Angeles, California, has spent 10 years developing and distributing medical foods such as Theramine®, which is often incorporated into pain management plans. If you live with back pain and want a natural approach to reducing inflammation and pain, call Targeted Medical Nutrition to learn more about their innovative range of medical food products.

Back Pain Q&A

What causes back pain?

Back pain is a prevalent complaint that has a variety of potential causes. For example, some of the most common causes of back pain include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Herniated discs
  • Osteoporosis
  • Compression fractures
  • Muscle and connective tissue strains

What these conditions have in common is that they can trigger inflammation. Inflammation is not only painful on its own, but inflammation in your back has a high risk of nerve compression, which can cause pain, numbness, and other uncomfortable sensations throughout your body. 

Your chances of developing back pain increase as you age. Additionally, having poor posture or a physically demanding job can increase your risk of back pain. Obesity is another common factor in chronic back pain problems. 

How does nutrition influence back pain?

The food you eat can provide anti-inflammatory benefits and boost your immune system, which can help reduce back pain. Additionally, some foods include compounds that contribute to chronic inflammation, worsening your pain. For example, vegetables and fruits, especially cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts, have anti-inflammatory properties. You should aim to eat eight or nine servings of a variety of fruits and vegetables every day. You should also avoid processed “junk” foods and red meat and limit dairy and grains.

Reducing inflammation in your body not only reduces pain but enhances your overall body function and health. 

How do medical foods support a back pain treatment plan?

Targeted Medical Pharma makes Theramine®, a medical food product that physicians use as a clinical tool to reduce and even replace nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and narcotics. Incorporating medical foods like Theramine and other products like Trepadone® and Percura® into your diet can address the unique nutritional demands of chronic pain and help reduce your reliance on medications that can cause unwanted side effects or addiction. 

Medical foods like AppTrim® and AppTrim-D® include specific amino acids and polyphenol ingredients often deficient in obese individuals. These products may be helpful in reducing appetite and helping you eat fewer calories when used as part of a prescribed diet. As you lose weight, your back pain may also subside. An added benefit of using medical foods is that your overall health improves. Managing inflammation and losing weight can reduce the stress on your body and help you lead an active, pain-free life. 

Call Targeted Medical Pharma to learn more about how their innovative products can help your quest to solve back pain.