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Cheyenne Regional Medical Center-Health & Fitness
(307) 778-5500
1620 E Pershing Blvd
Cheyenne, WY
 
Harlan Robert Ribnik, MD
(307) 633-8100
PO Box 20270
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: United Med Ctr -East, Cheyenne, Wy; United Med Ctr -West, Cheyenne, Wy; Veterans Affairs Medical Ctr, Cheyenne, Wy
Group Practice: Physicians Medical Park

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George Girardi, Md
(307) 633-8121
3235 SPARKS RD
Cheyenne, WY
Specialty
Anesthesiology, Pain Management - Interventional
Associated Hospitals
Front Range Pain Medicine, Llc

Kenneth Kranz, M.D.
1200 E. 20th Street
Cheyenne, WY
 
Harlan R. Ribnik, M.D.
3235 Sparks Road
Cheyenne, WY
 
Cheyenne Regional Medical Ctr
(307) 634-2273
214 E 23rd St
Cheyenne, WY
 
Raymond Charles Lansing, MD
(307) 631-2000
214 E 23rd St
Cheyenne, WY
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: United Med Ctr -East, Cheyenne, Wy

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Reed Shaffer, M.D.
5050 Powderhouse Road
Cheyenne, WY
 
Jonathan Singer, Do
(307) 635-4362
1401 AIRPORT PARKWAY STE 200
Cheyenne, WY
Specialty
Allergy and Immunology, Family Practice, Osteopathy, Other, Pain Management - Interventional, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Preventive Medicine, Rheumatology

Goshen County Senior Friendship Center
(307) 532-2796
216 E 19th Ave
Torrington, WY
 
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Chronic Pain and Nutrition

A Patient's Guide to Chronic Pain and Nutrition

Introduction

Your nutrition has a major role in how you feel pain. What you eat will give your body the chemistry it needs to make an inflammatory response. Inflammation is what your immune system creates when there is some kind of insult or damage to your tissue. Inflammation is not the only cause of pain but it can make your pain feel more intense and last longer.

This guide will help you understand

  • how nutrition affects your pain
  • what nutritional changes you should make
  • types of supplements to consider
  • the role of nutraceuticals

Basic Information

The amount of inflammation that occurs in your body can be affected by what you eat. This includes food and drinks as well as other chemical exposures. Environmental pollution and artificial colorings and preservatives can also cause painful inflammatory responses in your body. Eating foods that leave you low in many micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) can make it more likely that your body will produce pain chemistry.

Fat cells in particular are a source of inflammatory chemistry. And for those who are overweight, chronic low back and hip, knee, or foot pain may be caused by where and how the bones and joints are supporting that weight.

The chemistry that creates pain signals in your body is increased by starchy and sugary foods. It’s can be decreased by protein foods. Controlling inflammation and therefore pain is done best by avoiding carbohydrates you don’t need. This means sweets and many of the grain products. Meals that regularly include lean meat, fish, and eggs are essential for controlling pain chemistry. Portion control is also central in controlling inflammation, and to successful weight loss. Portion control means not eating more food than you are using for fuel on a daily basis.

Research suggests that losing as little as seven to 10 per cent of your current body weight can help. Such a weight loss can change your body chemistry for the better. These changes can help decrease physical pain. Diet and exercise are crucial. Medication, herbs, and nutritional supplements can help but won’t be enough without your efforts to improve your muscle tone and lose extra fat.

Weight Loss

There is a lot of mistaken information about how to lose weight. Ninety per cent of people regain fat once lost. Preventing re-gain is crucial to long-term health. Recent interest in the epidemic of obesity has resulted in new information about how you can successfully lose weight and keep it off long-term. It’s important that you lose fat in a healthy way. The goal is to keep it off the rest of your life.

Changing how you eat, drink, and exercise can be hard but the results are always very rewarding. All the changes you make to reduce your pain by losing weight will help every part of your life. This includes your ability to think clearly, your memory, and your moods. Eating to reduce pain can also help you avoid...

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