Chiropractor in Hurst TX Explains The Secret To Losing Weight With Back Pain

Chiropractor in Hurst TX Explains The
Secret To Losing Weight With Back Pain

Chiropractic Hurst TX Weight Loss

Back pain and obesity in Hurst TX affect an increasing number of people every day. What's interesting about these two conditions is that they both can result in the other! People who are overweight have a greater risk of back pain and those who are inactive due to back pain are at an increased risk of weight gain.

We have helped a lot of patients who have suffered from back pain and obesity. You may be just like these patients and want to take the steps to lose some weight and get rid of your back pain. However, it's not always that simple as your back pain can be so severe that even light exercise increases your pain.

This isn't just restricted to back pain, sore and achy knees, ankles or hips can also prevent you from doing light exercise. You may feel like your hope for a better lifestyle is being taken away from you as you want to make lifestyle changes but aren't able to because of the challenges you're up against.

There are a few approaches you can take to get started, but we have seen patients get the best results by applying a simple concept. This concept is fundamental for life, health, and well-being…motion! By embracing the concept of motion, you will feel more empowered as you take steps to gradually become more active.

Start out by performing movements that don't cause pain. Walking is a good start. However, if this causes increased pain in your back or other joints I encourage you to seek out other forms of gentle, low-impact exercises like water therapy, stationary bicycles, yoga, and elliptical trainers. Staying active even with the simplest of motions will burn calories while strengthening your back and other joints.

If your pain is quite severe, water therapy is the best option. It can help you ease back into physical activity without overloading your back or other joints. Activities that are painful when you are weight-bearing are made easier in water as it helps to support your weight in a controlled fashion. Water also provides resistance against movement which will help to strengthen and condition your spine and joints.

When we are working with patients who are in the process of losing weight we typically will encounter one of two scenarios. The first is the expected result. As the weight starts coming off you are able to move your spine and other joints easier and with less pain.

However, sometimes as the weight comes off the pain may increase. This is because your body is adapting to the new you. As your weight changes, the areas of stress on your body also change. This can put stress on different joints and can cause them to not move properly. This lack of movement is what produces the increased pain.

You may be wondering what the best way is to ensure your joints are moving properly. That is where we come in. Advanced Chiropractic Methods work specifically on finding the joints that are not moving well and freeing them up. This will allow a healthy, full range of motion in your spine and other joints. You will feel the joints freely gliding and you will enjoy the ease it brings to your exercises.

Gradually increase your activity level and keep on moving! No matter the type of exercise you start with, it's important to make sure the joints you're using are functioning properly.

Remember, even small amounts of weight loss may be helpful so don't get attached to how much weight you have lost. Focus on the positive changes you're experiencing and enjoy your new sense of well-being and pain-free motion!

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New Leaf Chiropractic

686 Grapevine Hwy
Hurst, TX 76054

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