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Chiropractic and Weight Loss

Why Chiropractic and Weight Loss Are Related

There are a lot of diet programs, fads, and trends around weight loss that can make it difficult to know where to even start. There are so many factors that go into losing weight, all of which differentiate between each person depending on current weight, age, sex, metabolism, genetics and a host of other variables.

Surprisingly enough, chiropractic may be the solution to help you reach your weight loss goals. Here’s what you need to know.

Can Chiropractic Adjustments Really Help Me To Lose Weight?

Senior woman getting an adjustment from her chiropractor.

Noradrenaline, human growth hormone, adrenaline, insulin, and cortisol regulate within the central nervous system and no amount of diet restriction will override the pursuit to reach an ideal weight if the body’s hormones are out of sync. Numerous catalysts create hormone imbalance. Most healthcare professionals do not understand that abnormal spinal mechanics play a large role in hormone regulation. Many medical health professionals advocate diet and exercise for weight loss, even encouraging medicinal supplements for those struggling to improve their health. Chiropractic professionals understand that hormones must be regulated in order to maximize the results of any diet and exercise regimen.

Many people are surprised to learn that regular visits to a chiropractor can not only enable you to lose weight, but they can also be instrumental in helping you to keep the weight off and live a longer, healthier life. This is because chiropractors don’t only focus on spinal health. While they specialize in realigning the spine, which helps to improve problems such as back and leg pain, chiropractors are also educated in the arts of rehabilitative exercise, massage and nutrition counseling. They do this because these therapies have also been shown to be effective in helping our bodies to manage themselves better from the inside.

When your spine is misaligned, communication of spinal nerves is hindered. This affects the signals that control your hunger and eating cues. In addition to hunger cues, individuals who suffer from spinal misalignment often experience chronic pain or decreased range of motion.

The result?

It becomes more and more difficult to maintain a physically active lifestyle. Chiropractic adjustments can effectively relieve, if not eliminate, these problems and provide a much easier path for weight loss and overall health.

Chiropractic Visits Can Build Muscles Too!

Chiropractic adjustments may in and of themselves give your muscles a tone up. Although it’s not a match for those dumbbells, think of the chiropractic manipulations as a supplement to your lifting much like your protein shake. Adjustments may help get rid of adipose tissue, which may lead to better muscle tone, making it harder for the body to put on excess weight. Adjustments may also be beneficial after you complete your workout by allowing your muscles to relax, which might help them get ready for your next workout session. During this time our professional chiropractor might be able to spot potential injuries, which may help fix certain ailments before they turn into an issue that might hinder your weight loss.

What Can I Expect During My Visit?

Your first visit will begin with a conversation about your health history and details about your current complaint. Next, our chiropractor will perform an examination that includes easy instructions about moving your spine or problem area(s), analyzing your posture and finding out if any of your joints are not moving well.

Before you leave our office, you should know what they plan to do at your next appointment, what you will do at home before you meet them again. Each subsequent visit includes a discussion of how you’re feeling, progress with the prescribed home activities or exercises, answers to questions you may have, hands-on examination of your spine or problem area(s) and plans for the next visit. Your visits alongside healthier eating and exercising will help you reach your weight loss goals!

Moving Forward: Losing The Weight You Need.

Seeing our qualified chiropractors can improve your body’s functions but can also guide you in proper lifestyle choices for optimal results. The professionals at Garrow Wellness Center believe that effective chiropractic services will go above and beyond to ensure your future is healthy and happy.

Feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment and learn more!