Do you experience pain in your rhomboid muscle or upper back and shoulders? If so, it could be caused by a variety of things, such as injury, strain, or overuse. But did you know that your diet could also be a factor? In this article, we'll explore the relationship between nutrition and chronic musculoskeletal pain, focusing specifically on dietary patterns, components of patients' diets, and pain in those diagnosed with chronic musculoskeletal pain. It's important to note that if you have an intolerance or allergy to certain foods, this can affect your digestive system and lead to back pain. Additionally, certain foods can worsen conditions that can contribute to back pain; for example, spicy foods often irritate ulcers.
When it comes to the association between pain and diet, a significant positive correlation was found between protein intake and pressure pain thresholds among patients with fibromyalgia (Spearman's correlation coefficient %3D 0.358 and p %3D 0.01). Furthermore, studies have found that an increase in healthy eating compared to the normal dietary pattern can improve pain intensity. Arnica Atrogel gel is also useful for muscle and joint pain, sprains, strains and swelling. It can be rubbed directly onto the affected area for soothing relief.
If your muscles hurt from a recent workout, allow them to rest and focus on a different set of muscles. In conclusion, there is moderate evidence that a hypoenergetic diet could reduce pain intensity in patients with chronic arthrosis (level of evidence A2 and strength of the conclusion). Therefore, it's important to consider the role of nutrition when it comes to chronic musculoskeletal pain.