Can Chiropractic Help You Lose Weight?


Let’s face the facts: weight loss is tough. There are several factors that go into it that vary from person to person, including age, sex, weight, genetics, and metabolism. It can be a challenge to figure out which path will work for you, especially because there are countless diets, workout plans, protein shakes, meal plans, and supplements out there. Even when you decide on a plan of action, at a certain point you might just hit a plateau and those pounds won’t budge. Perhaps the key to your weight loss woes is chiropractic care.

How Can Chiropractic Help?

Chiropractic adjustments may be able to help you achieve your weight loss goal by assisting the body in getting rid of excess weight under safe and controlled circumstances. At Shields Chiropractic, we are able to help your body by removing subluxations and realigning the spine. This improves the health of your Central Nervous System (CNS), and when your CNS is healthy, the rest of the body’s systems follow suit. Additionally, chiropractic adjustments help the body to heal. If you are suffering from an injury that prevents you from exercising, we will work to treat the root of the problem and get you back to your regular health and wellness routine. Exercising without pain should enable longer, more intense workouts that give you the ability to burn more calories and contribute to greater weight loss.

Regular Chiropractic Care

By maintaining a regular chiropractic schedule, some of the pressure that could be causing subluxations (or dysfunctions of the spine) may be relieved. When those subluxations are removed, you might find that exercise becomes easier and your diet is more effective. Additionally, with effective communication restored, your brain will be better able to communicate with your digestive system, improving the overall health of your digestive system.

Tone Up!

Chiropractic adjustments alone may help give your muscle tone a boost. Although it’s not comparable to hitting the weights, chiropractic manipulations can be thought of as a supplement to weight lifting like a protein shake would be. Adjustments may help the body get rid of adipose tissue, which may lead to improved muscle tone, making it harder for the body to put on excess weight. Chiropractic treatments may also be beneficial after you complete your workout, as your muscles are better able to relax. Less muscle soreness means a quicker return to the next work out!

Whether weight loss is part of your New Year’s Resolution or you are just ready to take on a new lifestyle, the team at Shields Chiropractic is here to help!