This pumpkin spice concoction may scare off back pain

This pumpkin spice concoction may scare off back pain

October is the perfect month for changing leaves, haunting Halloween costumes and spooky movies, but it’s never a good time to have debilitating neck or back pain. Luckily, this anti-inflammatory brew will satisfy your fall fixation on pumpkin spice while helping you avoid flare-ups.

We’ve already talked about the healing properties of turmeric, ginger and pumpkin, so why not get cozy with this anti-inflammatory pumpkin spice drink?

 

1 cup almond milk
3 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon minced ginger root (peeled)
1 teaspoon minced turmeric root (peeled)
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla bean or extract
1 pinch ground nutmeg
1 pinch ground cloves
raw honey to sweeten (optional)

  1. In a small saucepan, stir ingredients (except honey) and bring to a simmer over low heat.
  2. Simmer for five to 10 minutes, until pumpkin dissolves and the mixture smells like the spices added.
  3. Strain mixture (if needed) and transfer to your blender. Blend on high speed, until the spiced drink thickens.
  4. Pour mixture into your favorite mug, add desired amount of honey and use additional spices to top to your liking.

After you carve this year’s winning jack-o’-lantern, don’t forget how pumpkin can benefit your health in other ways, like strengthening your immune system and lowering blood pressure. Once you perfect this pumpkin spice concoction, you can avoid sugary lattes and processed pumpkin treats throughout the holiday season.

If your fall festivities have been put on hold by chronic neck or back pain, and you haven’t achieved your pain relief goals with conservative treatments, contact Laser Spine Institute. Our team can help you determine the source of your spine pain and explore treatment options for lasting relief.

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