In this short video, Christopher J Bump, DC answers questions about the typical patient that many chiropractors see in their office. Dr. Bump describes a common patient profile: a man who commutes to work, feels extensive stress, takes up exercise for stress relief, and experiences additional burden on joints and soft tissue.

Patients typically come into a chiropractic office when they feel pain, experience limited range of motion, or other immediate concerns. Dr. Bump explains that many of those symptoms are associated with inflammation and describes his strategies for managing inflammation.

One of his first strategies is to look into the patient’s lifestyle: try lower impact exercise, spend time with family, and seek out a less stressful commute option. From a nutritional point of view, he advises patients to improve the diet by avoiding foods that may elevate blood sugar. He may also prescribe specific medical foods to reduce inflammation and suggest that a patient adds a magnesium supplement to the diet. Finally, he recommends that patients add specialized pro-resolving mediators to their diet, which Dr. Bump calls a “game changer” for clinical improvement of patients.

Listen to the full conversation here, and look for more chiropractic-specific videos and podcasts on

Chiropractic Clinical Pearls from Christopher J Bump, DC, recorded at the Integrative Healthcare Symposium

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