Chiropractic Care treats the body in a natural way. The purpose is not only to help relieve your problems with back and neck pain, but also to help the body heal itself from the inside out. Chronic pain can lead to weight gain due to decreased activity and poor sleeping and eating habits. By increasing Chiropractic care and healthier lifestyle habits, patients with weight problems will be able to achieve their desired weight goals.
It’s important to understand that the weight loss is not a direct result of Chiropractic adjustments; however, it will create a healthier environment for the body that can help in burning more calories. When spinal manipulation is performed it enhances flexibility and pressure within the spinal cord. Adjusting the spine helps the body absorb important nutrients that are needed for losing weight.
Back and neck injuries can cause major pain in which the patient sits or lies down most of the time in order to help relieve some of the pain. Without exercise and more calorie intake, you are likely to gain more weight while healing. In a study of more than 1,200 workers who injured their backs at work and were subsequently put on leave for 180 days or longer, more than 13 percent reported a notable increase in weight, as published in a 2013 issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
It is important that patients understand the importance of a healthy diet when experiencing back, neck, and other causes of pain. There are foods that are geared specifically for inflammation which will help decrease some of the swelling as well as pain. These foods include but not limited to: