Chronic pain can be a debilitating condition. It can consume a person, leaving him or her incapacitated and unable to perform basic daily tasks. Prescriptions for pain medication have climbed 300 percent in the past decade. This has led to increased deaths: 46 people per day, or almost 17,000 people per year – that’s up more than 400 percent since 1999, according to Consumer Reports. There alternative remedies, one of which includes natural foods. In general, eating a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods can help with pain relief, Lara Felton, a leading RDN and head of the dietary team at mobile nutrition app ShopWell, says.