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Carrying the Weight…Back Pain and Obesity

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

chiropractor search Carrying the Weight…Back Pain and ObesityWe have established many wonderful relationships since we have discovered Isagenix and the companies many amazing nutritional and weight loss products.  Many of those relationships have emerged from a desire to solve specific problems related to obesity and poor health.  There is a reason so many chiropractors are involved with Isagenix.  There is a reason we focus much of our efforts towards chiropractors.  It is because they see so many people suffering from severe back pain directly related to obesity.  Many of these chiropractors see Isagenix products as a means by which they can offer their patients long term relief from weight related pain

Obesity has been connected to symptoms associated with osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis.  The spine is the structure of the body that bears much of the burden of our body weight.  Excessive weight adds an obvious additional burden.  This is especially true for the lower back.  With this said, it is not a question of whether or not an obese person will experience back pain at some point in their lives.  Rather obesity1 Carrying the Weight…Back Pain and Obesitythe appropriate question is when, and to what extreme this pain will be experienced.  Furthermore, as obesity is becoming a problem for Americans at ever younger ages, the odds that these problems will occur at an earlier stage in life will most likely increase.  Most everyone recognizes the fact that there are various body types and that fat stores occur in various parts of the body based upon these types.  Excessive abdominal fat is referred to as “central” obesity.  According to the National Institute of Health at NGLBI.NIH.gov central obesity presents the greatest health risks.  Central obesity creates a greater strain on the back, stomach, skeleton, and spinal structures than any other form of obesity.        

In addition to lower back pain, overweight and obese people are more likely than their healthier counterparts to experience chiropractor indianapolis injury treatment Carrying the Weight…Back Pain and Obesitytension-type or migraine headaches, fibromyalgia and abdominal pain.  According to research it is estimated that Americans spend approximately 70 billion dollars a year in health care costs and lost productivity

To solidify this connection between chronic pain, especially lower back pain, and obesity most medical professionals suggest weight loss as a standard recommendation to deal with this issue.

I believe in chiropractors and the work they do because of the relief they have offered me over the course of my life.  As many of you know I have been a law enforcement officer since 1987.  For those of you not in the field you may not know the stress and strain a 20-25 pound, unevenly balanced gun belt can place upon your hips, legs and lower back.  Without the help of a chiropractor I would be in a great deal of pain with limited opportunity for relief.  I have met many fellow law enforcement officers over the course of my career who failed to recognize the need to stay in good physical shape.  This decision to engage in poor eating habits and a lack of effort in the gym has contributed significantly to their constant pain. 

I have learned over time that the combination of good nutrition and physical activity must exist to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Failure to address either one or both of these elements may very well result in pains that were never planned for. 

My wife, Tamara, and I have helped several chiropractors in the past to develop programs geared towards helping their obese patients.  We have also been able to offer overweight and obese clients find relief from these pains as they relate to their excessive weight.  If you would like to find out more you can contact us either through our web-site at http://www.cleansebenefits.com or by calling us toll free at 1-866-982-DIET (3438).