Is carrying around extra pounds impacting your health and mobility? Are you dealing with aches and pains that you know are related to being overweight or obese? If so, we also understand that trying to lose that weight effectively and safely can be challenging. Fortunately, our medical team here at Ortho Integrative can help.
What are the Benefits of Weight Loss?
Losing excess weight offers a wide range of benefits and you don’t have to shed 50, 60, or 100 pounds in order to see results. Even just losing 5-10 percent of your body weight can:
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduce your risk for cancer
- Improve mobility
- Reduce muscle strains, aches, and pains
- Lower blood sugar
- Lower cholesterol
How can a Chiropractor Help me Lose Weight?
It might sound a bit unorthodox to have a chiropractor be the one to help you lose weight, but it’s really not. In fact, chiropractors are also medical doctors who specialize in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. We see firsthand how being overweight can impact a person’s bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and spine. Our medical team can design a nutritional plan that is practical, safe, and not starvation or fad diet. Plus, through regular spinal manipulation and adjustments, we can take pressure off certain joints and areas of the body, making it easier and more comfortable to exercise.
What is Involved in Medical Weight Loss?
Every practice is different in the way they handle weight loss. We customize our weight loss plans to fit the needs of our patients, taking into account how much they should lose, their medical history, and their current lifestyle. We focus on improving your current diet, exercise, and behaviors to ensure that you are getting what you need to shed the weight. Need someone who will guide you, provide advice and support, and also help you stick to your weight loss plan? Turning to our chiropractors offers just that. If you have been struggling to lose weight on your own due to accountability, this is one of the biggest reasons people turn to us to finally lose weight and feel their best.