Over the last few decades, chiropractic has seen a huge growth and chiropractors are now the third-largest group of healthcare providers after primary care physicians and dentists. Although still considered by some to be an alternative form of healthcare, chiropractic is a non-invasive, non-addictive, and gentle form of therapy that is safe for and can benefit all ages and body types — including those with obesity.
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There are countless health issues we face every day, but obesity may be one of the most serious health conditions we are facing today. It is considered one of the most prominent issues leading up to a vast number of health complications including bone weakening, cardiovascular distress, and respiratory troubles along with back pain and knee issues.
Obesity goes beyond an issue of appearance and is often used interchangeably with ‘overweight’. Obesity, however, has specific definitions. For a person to be considered obese, his or her Body Mass Index (BMI) must exceed 30%, where a woman would be considered overweight with a BMI of 27.3% and a man at 278%.
Chiropractic Care and Obesity
Traditionally chiropractic care is not intended to directly contribute to weight loss. However, due to its overall connection to alleviating obesity complications, it cannot be discounted when combined with proper nutrition and exercise.
The nerves in the spinal column pathway carry impulses all over the body and provide a communication bridge between the body and the brain. If these communications are interrupted, hunger and eating cues can be induced along with other complications. Subluxations of the spine can also diminish your range of motion, which will reduce physical activity.
At Healthy Life Chiropractic, our general area of expertise is to address the health of your spine, muscles, and bones to improve your overall health and wellness. Excessive fat puts a lot of pressure on your body’s skeletal structure, eventually leading to muscle and bone misalignment, along with pain and even injury. We provide care for these issues, including chronic back pain and muscle abnormalities.
As weight is lost, your body will need to adjust to those changes. Regular chiropractic adjustments will keep your body in proper alignment and ease the process.
Healthy Life Chiropractic and Your Diet
A huge part of your health is diet and nutrition. As a provider of Standard Process supplements, we can help you get the proper nutrition you need. A diet rich in whole and healthy food, exercise, and chiropractic care will get you on the path to overcoming obesity.
For more information about how chiropractic care can help with obesity, click here to contact us or ask during your next adjustment. We look forward to helping you achieve your health goals!