Here is a simple truth, of which the importance cannot be stressed enough: maintaining a healthy weight is the best thing you can do for yourself moving forward in life. Whatever your health goals, priorities or needs, they can probably be helped by learning how to keep off the excess pounds. A perfect example of this is the health of your spine: every extra pound is increasing the burden on the structures and muscles in your back, particularly in the lumbar region. Besides throwing off the balance of your spine, excess weight can lead to subluxation, herniated discs and a host of other conditions that irritate spinal nerves and cause pain.
- Chiropractic adjustment: our penchant for exercise is severely reduced when we are experiencing pain. An adjustment can alleviate the nerve pressure involved with subluxation and restore spinal balance. By increasing your range of motion and making you less vulnerable to injury, you can exercise with more confidence.
- Exercise: what works for one doesn’t necessarily work for the other. Your fitness plan must necessarily be a unique plan, including stretches and muscle building for core stability to ease the burden on the lower back. We can help you come up with a customized plan that you feel comfortable with and keep you accountable.
At Haynes Chiropractic, we support your weight loss plan by making sure your body is in conducive shape for exercise. If your days are filled with chronic back pain, give our office in Bakersfield a call. The health of your spine is an excellent reason to consider dropping a few pounds and we want to inspire you with a bit of practical wisdom and some hands-on, all-natural help.
Dr. Jeff Haynes, D.C.