Nutrients For Optimal Spine Health

Good nutrition and a well balanced diet are vital for all sorts of health benefits. Maintaining a healthy weight and sticking to a nutritious diet are essential for good back health. Whether you suffer from chronic back pain or are healing from a past back injury, eating the right foods can be supplemented with treatments and speed up your recovery process.
At ONE Brain and Spine Center, we believe that providing patients with healthy lifestyle tips is essential for every treatment plan. Dr. Burak Ozgur is committed to every patient’s treatment and offering useful information through every avenue of treatment.
The vertebrae of the spine need the proper nutrition and vitamins for strength and support for the rest of the body. This diet will also reduce back pain while simultaneously nourish bones, muscles, discs, and other spinal structures.
Here is a list to refer to as a general list of which foods to choose for optimal bone health:

  1. Vitamin A- Beef; dairy products, milk, butter, cheese, eggs; orange and green veggies.
  2. Vitamin B12- Meat products, liver, fish, red meat, poultry; dairy products, milk, eggs, cheese; leafy green veggies
  3. Vitamin C- fruits, strawberries, kiwi fruit, citrus fruits; tomatoes; broccoli; spinach; red and green peppers
  4. Vitamin D- Egg yolks, fish oils, sunlight
  5. Vitamin K- liver, pork, green veggies, dairy products
  6. Iron- liver, pork, fish, shellfish, eggs, soy, beans
  7. Magnesium- Grains, whole-grain breads, beans, seeds, kale, broccoli
  8. Calcium- dairy products, black beans, baked beams, sesame seeds, almonds, brown sugar.

For more information on healthy diets or lifestyle tips to reduce back pain and improve your health, contact a ONE Brain and Spine specialist today!
ONE Brain & Spine Center is the premier spine and brain center in Irvine, California, offering minimally invasive spine surgeries and minimally invasive orthopedic surgeries. For more information or to make an appointment, please call (949) 383-4190.
The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.

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