Chiropractic Care and Weight Loss

Jan 26, 2015

There are numerous benefits to seeing a chiropractor. What you may not have known is the entire range of issues that your chiropractor can help you with, including weight loss.

Especially if you’re not thrilled with treatments, diet fads, pills and invasive procedures, then the chiropractic weight loss option is likely more attractive.

That’s because a chiropractor focuses not on one specific issue, but the entire body. And the treatment doesn’t involve schemes, drugs or operations, but the innate ability of the body to heal itself once the skeletal and nervous systems are cleared.

Cleared of what? In a certain sense – themselves. Even if you’re an essentially healthy person, you’re affected by lifestyle choices. The way you sit, stand, walk and sleep all may change the shape of your skeletal frame and the smooth transfer of oxygen, energy and electrical information across your body.

We’re all in a fight against gravity to remain upright. And we’re all in various stages of stress throughout the day. Coupled these may cause us to make choices that aren’t the best for our bodies, whether consciously or not, and the result is a negative impact on our health.

The Benefits of a Chiropractic Approach

Chiropractic medicine is concerned with rectifying the negative impact of these physical and environmental stresses. Because of the chiropractic reliance on the body itself to heal, there is minimal invasion, but rather a focus on adjustment to the joints that are in need of relief.

Opening or moving those joints out of their lockstep helps to destress nerves, and restore the normal functioning that can lead to the end of many negative issues, like headaches, asthma and seizures that aren’t typically attributed to spinal manipulation alone. The same applies to weight loss.

Often, the person who needs to lose weight is doing very little in terms of diet or exercise, or is doing all he can, and it isn’t working – or even worse, when he tries to exercise, the experience is extremely painful, placing great stress on his back, hips, legs and ankle joints.

In such a case, feeling that perhaps the world is out to get him, it’s quite difficult to continue. And the older the individual is, the more drugs he may be taking for high blood pressure, diabetes and other ailments, many of which come with some debilitating side effects that exacerbate pain and make exercise even harder.

What the chiropractor can do in such a case is to examine the spine and related joints to see what isn’t working as well as it should. In the process the chiropractor will likely relieve a measure of the pain, friction and low energy right from the start.

The Key Is In Follow Up

When the first visit is joined by follow-up appointments, which is the way chiropractic treatment works best for most serious lifestyle changes like weight loss, the patient will get the most out of treatment, and experience a holistic full body approach to regaining health.

Many of the strains and pains that accompanied exercise can be eliminated which will spur on a patient to reach a new and healthy lifestyle.