Weight Gain and Lower Back Pain – Rosa Family Chiropractic of Alexandria, VA

Weight Gain and Lower Back Pain - Rosa Family Chiropractic of Alexandria, VA

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Research shows that weight gain and or being overweight, contribute to major public health problems and musculoskeletal diseases, and have the potential to lead developing some diseases, such as: cardiovascular, respiratory, Type 2 diabetes and musculoskeletal diseases.

An increase in weight gain, leads to an increased angle in the lower back area, which causes the core muscles to become weaker.  In addition, the muscles surrounding the lower back and pelvis take on increased strain. Weight gain also impacts various hormones that are released throughout the body and has an adverse impact on the mood of an individual. Another contributor to weight gain is stress. Increased stress releases cortisol, which promotes obesity around the abdominal region.

At Rosa Family Chiropractic of Alexandria in Virginia, which is located at 4875 Eisenhower Avenue Suite 215 Alexandria, VA 22304, chiropractor Dr. Jasmine Bradley will examine the patient to determine the cause of their complaint. As a result, Dr. Bradley will evaluate the biomechanics of the patient and assess how well the body is functioning.

Studies have shown, that if an overweight individual, lost 10 pounds, that this would relieve some of the musculoskeletal pains and can help with lowering blood pressure and glucose. Eating a healthy and balanced diet, rich in omega-3, help decrease the inflammatory process, which also causes increased pain and swelling.

When choosing to lose weight, it is important to speak with a licensed physician to help determine the best approach, to avoid possible injury.  Throughout the weight loss journey, chiropractic care and therapeutic exercises are essential, for maintaining proper bony structural alignment, and strengthening the surrounding soft tissues and ligaments. The individual will also be evaluated to determine the best and most effective methods to treat the patient, in order to help the body to restore its proper function and ranges of motion.

Dr. Jasmine Bradley will conduct a thorough chiropractic exam to determine the cause of the problem. A proper chiropractic evaluation will permit Dr. Bradley to provide specific adjustments for the areas to be treated. With the aim of maintaining your chiropractic adjustments, rehabilitative exercises will be prescribed in order to strengthen the muscles and stabilize the other structures surrounding the adjusted areas. Dr. Bradley will also discuss diet and nutrition and how it vitally contributes to overall health and wellness.

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