Your Spine Suffers From Extra Weight, says San Francisco Chiropractor
The holidays are approaching, with tempting treats that make it tough to adhere to a healthy dietary lifestyle.
According to a study of 195 people conducted in 2000, however, the average holiday weight gain ranges from three-quarters of a pound to one pound. However, those who were already overweight gained more pounds than those who were not. Fourteen percent of participants gained five pounds or more.
Once you gain the weight, it’s difficult to lose – and that’s one reason your weight creeps up from year to year. But extra weight also puts additional strain on your spine, especially the lower back or lumbar spine. That can compromise the spine, leading to back pain and other problems.
How can chiropractic help with your extra weight?
Chiropractors see a lot of patients with spinal problems that are aggravated by obesity. That can make it difficult to relieve the patient’s pain. However, chiropractic adjustments can increase the range of motion in the back, hip, knees and other joints. That restores the patient’s mobility, making exercise – and subsequent weight loss – more realistic.
It’s important to note that patients who lose weight are likely to need adjustments in the joints and spine to compensate for ongoing changes in the body.
Correct spinal alignment is at the core of the Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) method of treatment. CBP techniques go beyond simply relieving pain to correcting the source of the problem and realigning the spine back to health. CBP is also the most research- and results-oriented chiropractic technique available.
Only a handful of chiropractors in San Francisco are trained in the discipline. Among them are Drs. Scott Levin, Jason Miller and Corey Todhunter of PostureWorks in San Francisco’s Financial District. They have helped thousands of San Francisco Bay Area residents regain their health and vitality through chiropractic.
Contact our San Francisco/Financial District corrective chiropractic office at 415-373-3897 to find out if you qualify for care.