Losing weight is very hard; we all know that. It can be a struggle physically and emotionally to make the changes you need to feel healthier and stronger. Everyone has a different body type and carries weight differently, but it’s understood that excess weight negatively affects your back and spine. There are a few ways extra weight can affect your spinal health.
How your body carries weight can be a sign of your spinal health. For example, if you commonly experience hip pain on only one side of your body, your spinal alignment may be out of line. You may be carrying ten or more pounds on one side of your body, straining your muscles and ligaments. Over a series of appointments, your doctor of chiropractic can help you to realign your spine and distribute your weight more evenly. These adjustments can help you feel better when you exercise and start to achieve results.
Your doctor of chiropractic is an excellent resource for helping you take the first steps towards weight loss. He or she can help manage the initial pains of working out, treat joint and spinal issues and provide advice on stretches to keep your spine healthy. Chiropractic care works for all shapes and sizes of people, so don’t be afraid to look to your doctor of chiropractic as a resource. There are many techniques he or she can employ to help you manage your spinal health. It’s all about feeling your best!