You may wonder how weight fits within the scope of chiropractic. Recent studies indicate that overweight individuals are more likely to suffer back pain. Chiropractic care focuses beyond symptoms, addressing each patient’s total wellbeing. Chiropractors are trained in nutrition and many specialize in weight loss. Fall is a great time to establish healthy eating habits and to work toward achieving a healthy weight, so you’ll be better equipped to make wise choices during the holidays, when so many unhealthy, food temptations surround us. Regular chiropractic care can provide the energy, balance and flexibility you need to move toward a wellness lifestyle that includes exercise.
Being overweight adversely affects one’s health in numerous ways: increasing the chances of diabetes, heart problems, and stroke, to name a few. Did you know that regular chiropractic care can reduce the likelihood of stroke? That’s right. Chances of chiropractic patients incurring strokes are tremendously lower than people not under chiropractic care. The Journal of Vertebral and Subluxation Research reported that people not undergoing chiropractic treatments are 27,500 times more likely to suffer strokes than chiropractic patients.