If you or someone you know if overweight then you know the effects it can have on one’s body. Chiropractic care may be able to help get you feeling better.
Call us at (360) 260-6903 for a free consultation to help you get back on track.
Hey, it’s Dr. Troy here. Vancouver chiropractor, home of Zenaptic Chiropractic.
Today I want to talk about obesity.
Patients always ask “Hey, my father or my mother is obese. Can you help me? They’re overweight, they’ve got some health issues.” And usually we look to, number one, we look to the structure. So, just like if somebody is pregnant and they’re growing a baby, they are putting extra weight, extra stress on the joints, the ligaments, the discs. And so the body’s way of saying “Hey, something is wrong”, is they say “Ouch.”
So, many times we’ll see that patients who are obese, they may have the skull shift up, their shoulder may shift up, their pelvis may come up, their leg may come up, and they may be experiencing foot pain. They may be experiencing knee pain or hip or back pain, or shoulder and arm pain or headaches. These are all signs that something is out of balance in the body. Obviously, if somebody is overweight, they’re not in alignment with nature.
And so chiropractic may be able to help reduce some of the negative effects of obesity. And then always, we encourage patients to live more of a holistic lifestyle. Putting natural foods in their body and there are a lot of good, nutritional things we can recommend for people who may be overweight or obese, or having trouble losing weight.
A lot of times people hurt and they don’t want to work out, they don’t want to eat well. One of the things I’ve seen many times over the years is that when you start getting people adjusted, getting the joints working, the muscles relaxed, the nerves open, they start feeling better, they get more energy. And guess what? They want to make better choices with their food. They want to make better choices with their exercise. They want to go out and walk or swim, or now they want to bike because they don’t hurt when they get done with it.
It’s kind of a catch 22. If you’re hurting, you’re going to be more inclined to eat bad food and not work out, sit on the couch. When you start feeling better, you’re going to tend to be more active.
Chiropractic care may have a solution for people who are obese or overweight. Call our office (360) 260-6903. We’d be happy to schedule you a free consultation to see what chiropractic can do for you!