Is Your Food A Pain In The Neck?

As a Physical Therapist for the last 30 years, I have successfully worked with thousands of people with musculoskeletal pain, but it was the patients whose pain that did not resolve that lead me to integrate my Certified Nutritionist services with Physical Therapy, and uncover the digestive tract as a source of pain that looks totally orthopedic in nature. Yes, from headaches to plantar fasciitis – it can all come from digestive dysfunction or food incompatibility. The key here is that there hasn’t been a particular injury or repetitive stress that would usually be the source of the painful condition.
If you are wondering whether you or someone you know might be experiencing this situation – see how you answer the following questions:
·    Is your pain chronic, recurrent or seasonal?
·    Does your pain still occur despite a variety of therapies tried?
·    Did your pain start and continue without a mechanical injury or repetitive stress?
·    Do you have any complaints about your digestion or elimination?
·    Do you crave certain foods?
·    Do you have reactions to certain foods but eat them anyway?

The more “yes” answers indicates that your pain may involve your foods or digestive function and that you may benefit from Nutritional Therapy.

About Sheila Wagner PT, CN, BCHN

Sheila’s cutting edge ability to uncover hidden source(s) of health issues when no one else has is the first piece to her step wise approach in solving your persistent health complaints.

+Sheila Wagner is the ultimate expert assisting people nationwide to finally fix their health through 1:1 consults, group programs, lectures and classes.

Opinions & Feedback:

  1. The relationship between what we put in our bodies (food) and other health challenges is so strong. It’s a great reminder that if you’re experiencing ailments – look to what you’re eating as part of discovering the solution.

  2. So true, my mom was getting pain from certain night shades and gluten. Who knew that foods could cause such chronic pain… well, you did, Sheila, so thanks for sharing it with the rest of us.

  3. Very interesting, Sheila. It never occured to me that something like plantar fasciitis could be caused by food. Good information to have when looking for a solution.

  4. Ah! I may be one of those people, help Sheila! I need more information!!!

    I can’t wait to hear more on this topic, it totally speaks to me…

    What kind of foods should I avoid? What kind of foods should I be eating more of?

    Great thought provoking post.

    I LOVE the layout of your website/header. So clean, organized and easy to read.
    You go girl.

    Can’t wait to read your next post.

  5. I love this post because I know from experience that most people with chronic pain patterns don’t even dream that the underlying cause could be something other than musculoskeletal. Thanks for always sharing your knowledge, Sheila.

  6. I had no idea that some of these pains might be caused by the food you eat.

  7. Sheila – you nailed it on this one! I have food sensitivities and when they are triggered it starts in my neck which gets terribly stiff and painful and that leads to a severe migraine. The neck pain doesn’t go away for a week! I knew it was related to food but never thought about my digestive function. Thanks for this information.

  8. The food you eat can cause the pain you may be having in your neck? That baffles me, but at the same time makes sense. What we choose to put in our bodies has such a tremendous affect of how we feel …

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