Lowering Inflammation and Reducing Pain

Video by Dr. Erik Waldeland

When it comes to how we approach pain, our St. Louis Park doctors always address the foods and nutrients that our patients consume for this exact reason.  We need to ensure the body has the ability to heal from the inside out, because this is important for not only reducing pain but staying out of pain. Green drinks, such as green smoothies or juices, offer an effortless way to ensure optimal intake of fruits and vegetables to lower inflammation and reduce pain. The attached research article on omega-3 fatty acids highlights the numerous benefits of these essential nutrients for overall health and pain reduction. Incorporating omega-3-rich ingredients, like avocados, into green drinks can significantly enhance their nutritional value. The recipe below serves as an excellent example of how avocados can play a crucial role in providing omega-3s and maximizing the health benefits of green drinks.

Give this recipe a try and let us know how it is!


All organic and frozen

  • ½ ripe avocado
  • 1 cup mango
  • 1 cup spinach
  • ½ lime – juiced
  • Splash vanilla extract – up to ¼ teaspoon depending on how strong you want the flavor
  • 1 cup water


Dighriri IM, Alsubaie AM, Hakami FM, Hamithi DM, Alshekh MM, Khobrani FA, Dalak FE, Hakami AA, Alsueaadi EH, Alsaawi LS, Alshammari SF, Alqahtani AS, Alawi IA, Aljuaid AA, Tawhari MQ. Effects of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on Brain Functions: A Systematic Review. Cureus. 2022 Oct 9;14(10):e30091. doi: 10.7759/cureus.30091. PMID: 36381743; PMCID: PMC9641984.

Our Message

When you are looking for a Chiropractor near you that you can trust, choose one who will not only get rid of your back pain, neck pain, or headaches but who will also guide you to living a healthier lifestyle to keep you out of pain. Our St. Louis Park Chiropractors located in the West End, near the corner of MN-100 S & Lake Rd./Westside Dr., are here to teach you that taking care of your mental health and getting the proper nutrients, is just as important as the chiropractic adjustment to stay healthy, lower inflammation and limit pain.