Combining Pain Therapy with Lifestyle: The Role of Personalized Nutrition and Nutritional Supplements
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 11:38 AM

News Bite:  In the field of pain therapy the role of nutrition is growing in focus.  This report notes that patients with chronic pain should undergo nutritional assessment and counseling, which should be initiated at the onset of treatment.  


Recently, attention to the lifestyle of patients has been rapidly increasing in the field of pain therapy, particularly with regard to the role of nutrition in pain development and its management. This report summarizes the latest findings on the role of nutrition and nutraceuticals, microbiome, obesity, soy, omega-3 fatty acids, and curcumin supplementation as key elements in modulating the efficacy of analgesic treatments, including opioids. 

Patients with chronic pain should undergo nutritional assessment and counseling, which should be initiated at the onset of treatment. Some foods and supplements used in personalized treatment will likely improve clinical outcomes of analgesic therapy and result in considerable improvement of patient compliance and quality of life. From our current perspective, the potential benefit of including nutrition in personalizing pain medicine is formidable and highly promising.

In addition to the severity of the underlying condition, interindividual variability in chronic pain depends on many factors, including its sociocultural context, patients’ genetic backgrounds, psychological factors, and pathophysiology, that can be modulated and monitored by altering nutritional habits. 


Source: http://chiro.org/wordpress/2016/12/combining-pain-therapy-with-lifestyle-the-role-of-personalized-nutrition-and-nutritional-supplements/