Neck Pain

Targeted Medical Nutrition

Pharmacy located in Beverly Crest, Los Angeles, CA

Almost everyone has neck pain at some point during their lives. But if you live with chronic neck pain, you might find relief with dietary adjustments and medical foods that reduce inflammation and enhance neurological health. Targeted Medical Nutrition, based in the Beverly Crest area of Los Angeles, California, has spent a decade developing medical food products like Theramine®, which provide an alternative to pharmacological treatments for neck pain. Contact Targeted Medical Nutrition today to learn more about their innovative medical food products.

Neck Pain Q&A

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain is a common complaint and has a wide range of potential causes. Some of the most common causes of neck pain include:

  • Muscle strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated discs
  • Whiplash
  • Radiculopathy (pinched nerve)
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder

Your risk of neck pain increases if you have poor posture. Whether you spend your days slumped at a desk with your head tilted to see your screen, or like most Americans, you spend over five hours a day with your head tipped down to scroll through your phone, poor posture puts significant strain on the muscles and connective tissue in your neck. 

All of these conditions can cause painful inflammation, which also contributes to stenosis and nerve compression. 

How does nutrition affect neck pain?

The food you eat has a significant impact on how you experience pain. For example, while some nutrients provide anti-inflammatory benefits and enhance your overall body function, which can help alleviate neck pain, others contribute to chronic inflammation, worsening your pain, and interfering with your mobility. Fruits and vegetables, especially cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and Brussels sprouts and red and purple fruits like cherries and plums, have anti-inflammatory compounds. 

By eating eight or nine servings of a variety of fruits and vegetables every day, you can ensure your diet is full of antioxidants and other nutrients to reduce inflammation and optimize your health. You should also avoid processed “junk” foods and red meat and limit dairy and grains, which can cause inflammation throughout your body.

How do medical foods help reduce neck pain?

In addition to including anti-inflammatory foods in your diet, you can also incorporate medical foods to support nervous system health to better manage pain and inflammatory signals. Targeted Medical Pharma researches, develops, and distributes medical food products. In clinical trials, their innovative products Theramine®, Trepadone®, and Percura®, have proven to be effective at addressing the specific nutritional deficiencies associated with chronic pain conditions and supporting nervous system health. 

Theramine, Trepadone, and Percura increase cellular absorption of amino acids and other nutrients that influence how your body’s nervous system responds to pain and inflammatory signals. Clinicians frequently use medical foods as a tool to help reduce your reliance on dangerous or ineffective medications like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and narcotics, both of which can cause unwanted side effects such as kidney damage or increase your risk of addiction.

If you have chronic neck pain and want to learn more about medical foods that can help your quality of life, don’t hesitate. Contact Targeted Medical Pharma today.