Can back pain be an early warning sign that you may be in danger of developing a serious disease? Can back pain signal a person is dangerously overweight and susceptible to osteoporosis, heart disease, and diabetes? Can your back pain merely be telling you that you need to lose weight? I think the answer to all of the above questions may be yes.
One of the most common reasons today that people experience back pain is being overweight. Being obese can most likely be the main contributing factor as to why you have back pain. The spine, with all of the associated tendons, ligaments, muscles and nerve endings was designed to support a person of normal weight.
According to the National Institute of Health and Human Services, “More than two-thirds (68.8 percent) of adults are considered to be overweight or obese. More than one-third (35.7 percent) of adults are considered to be obese. More than 1 in 20 (6.3 percent) have extreme obesity. Almost 3 in 4 men (74 percent) are considered to be overweight or obese.” source: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-statistics/Pages/overweight-obesity-statistics.aspx
Chiropractic Care and Proper Diet
The most effective way to treat your obesity-related back pain is to see a chiropractor. If you are overweight and experiencing back pain, it is advisable to set up a program of chiropractic care and to engage the services of a professional dietitian. As a Chiropractor in Arlington Tx, we frequently refer our clients to a local dietitian that has helped other clients to lose weight. A professional dietitian can analyze the results of your blood tests and recommend a specific menu that is designed for your unique body chemistry, your tastes, and your lifestyle. Chiropractic care can help you to eliminate the pain and to provide a positive reinforcement of your new, healthy eating habits. While you are losing weight, we can design a light exercise regimen so that you can strengthen your lower back and the supporting muscles of your torso.
There are many different types of exercises that can help you to lose weight but the problem is that if you stop exercising and have not addressed realigning your spinal column, and eating a proper diet, chances are you will just put the weight back on …. and then some. Combine chiropractic care and a new proper diet to lose weight. Light exercise will help to strength your back muscles so that they will support your new, properly-aligned spinal column and keep you pain-free all day and night.