October 14, 2012
Does Being Overweight Influence the Effectiveness of Care for Low Back Pain?
This is a common question we receive at our Rockwall chiropractic office.
It is difficult to escape the push our society has on fitness. Many people are involved in direct sales of products that are intended to help achieve a healthy life-style. However, while trying to achieve overall wellness, it is important to consider all factors such as diet, exercise, and chiropractic care. This mulit-step approach is the best way to achieve wellness. For sufferers of chronic back pain, many have wondered how their weight might negatively impact the benefits of chiropractic care. With so many Americans suffering from both obesity and chronic lower back pain, it might make sense that weight would prevent the full benefits of chiropractic care.
In a recent study, subjects of varying weights underwent chiropractic treatment and their progress and pain were closely observed. The subjects were monitored with disability questionnaires and pain scales. The measurable results for three categories, normal, overweight, and obese, showed that chiropractic care for lower back pain is effective for all shapes and sizes.
This is great news, as we see a variety of patients. It is important to know that chiropractic care can help your lower back pain, regardless of your shape or size. Chiropractic care is unbiased in its results and effectiveness. Furthermore, based on research, regular chiropractic care meets you where you are on your journey and can be a wonderful tool to help you achieve overall wellness.
If you are experiencing lower back pain or any other pain on a regular basis, contact us today to schedule a full evaluation. We serve the entire Rockwall area. Our desire for all of our patients to move and go through their day pain free.