Paleo for pain management?

Answered on November 01, 2013
Created November 01, 2013 at 12:28 PM

I'm wondering if anyone has any relevant research studies, or even anecdotal evidence to share regarding Paleo and pain management. My father injured his back almost 15 years ago, and after a too little, too late surgery, the only real remedy they've found for him (and his resulting sciatic nerve damage) is large amounts of opiates.

Neither he nor anyone else is really thrilled about the kadian, hydrocodone, etc., but I've had a hard time trying to explain the correlation of inflammation and diet choice.

Thanks in advance for any input, and sorry if this has been addressed elsewhere.

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on November 01, 2013
at 03:12 PM

Eating Paleo has helped my back a lot. However I directly attribute it to weight loss and weight lifting and general physical health betterment. Not to say he shouldn't be eating Paleo, just that it might not be the ticket. Sciatic nerve damage of a physical nature might cause him continued pain no matter what. But by all means he should be eliminating anything that can cause additional inflammation.

Sorry I can't give a clear cut - Paleo cured my back story!



on November 01, 2013
at 03:04 PM

I didn't have his level of pain, but eliminating grain essentially eliminated the skeletal pain I'd been suffering for many years. It's worth a try, in the couldn't hurt might help category n

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