Obese and overweight patients are at a higher risk for back pain. These patients experience a loss in disc height in certain segments of their lumbar spine, meaning that the cushioning around the discs has deteriorated, causing severe back pain.
Research shows those who are obese have a disc height of 4.16 cm, compared to 4.57 cm in those with a healthy spine. This loss creates opportunities for discs to bulge or other debilitating back problems to develop. With chiropractic care, patients can renew their spinal health and relieve some of the back pain caused from irregular disc height.
Combining nutrition and wellness practices with chiropractic care will lead to the best results. Combatting obesity is important in more ways than one. Extra fat isn’t idle, but actually produces hormones and substances that interfere with immunity. Balancing a nutrient-dense diet with regular spinal care can improve mobility and overall health and wellness.
If you, a friend, or family member suffers from chronic back pain, call us today at 732-431-2155 to schedule an appointment with a member of the Advanced Wellness team.