Can Chiropractic Help with Obesity?

There are numerous benefits of chiropractic care for people of all ages and sizes. Whether you first joined us at Shields Chiropractic for back pain treatment, neck pain relief, or just promoting a healthier lifestyle, there is a chiropractic treatment for you. There are so many health conditions that chiropractic can help with, but is obesity one of them?

Healthy Living

There is much more to obesity than how a person looks. it is a serious health condition that has negative effects on the entire body, including the muscles, joints, organs, back, and skin. Chiropractic practices and philosophies are centered on a healthy body and mind, and can benefit those working to either maintain a healthy weight or for those trying to lose weight.

The Benefits of Chiropractic Care

As chiropractors, our focus is primarily on the health of the spine and central nervous system, but the chiropractic treatments we apply can benefit the health and wellness of the body as a whole. Chiropractic care results in a healthy spine and boosted nervous system and immune system, which may be just the push your body needs toward a healthier lifestyle.

The connection between the body and mind (aka the nervous system) is incredibly important. If there are any interruptions in the body/brain communication, it can result in health issues that cause discomfort, pain, and other problems. Chiropractic treatments remove those interruptions (or subluxations) so the body can function optimally.

Chiropractic Care and the Overweight Body

If you have ever carried a few extra pounds, you know the toll that being overweight takes on your muscles and joints. When you are working toward a goal of losing weight, you constantly struggle with the pain that the added weight puts on your joints and knees and the pain you might feel while trying to exercise. It is a vicious cycle of being in pain due to being overweight and safely and effectively exercising to manage that.

In terms of activity level, weight gain can be quite restrictive. Chiropractic could be the key to aide in the transition of remaining active and losing weight. Chiropractic not only provides pain relief, but will also keep your body in alignment as it adjusts to weight loss and muscle development. When people managing obesity receive regular chiropractic care, they might find they are able to exercise with little to no pain and can more easily reach their goal of physical activity.

If you are committed to making a positive change in your life, our team of chiropractic professionals is here to help. Questions? Simply click here to contact us and schedule a consultation!