In 2010 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determined that approximately more than one third of American adults were either overweight or obese. Obesity carries serious health issues and costs, as well as cause emotional and financial strain. In 2008, the Health Affairs revealed that medical costs associated with obesity were estimated at $147 billion, and individual medical costs for people who are obese were much higher than those of normal weight.
Chiropractic Care & Weight Loss
Discover Health and Wellness Chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat conditions that arise from problems with the spine and spinal alignment, they also have training in overall health and wellness, which includes weight loss and diet. Chiropractors treat patients with spine problems, such as chronic back pain, that are often made worse due to obesity.
The extra weight on a person’s body strains and stresses the spine, making it difficult to achieve long-term pain relief. At Discover Heath and Wellness Denver, Dr. Hanson is experienced in helping people reach the healthiest version of themselves. This includes helping the patient achieve his or her ideal weight. Dr. Hanson does this by combining holistic, non-invasive chiropractic care with nutritional counseling and lifestyle changes for lasting results.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help Achieve Ideal Weight
It would seem that chiropractic adjustments and weight loss problem are unrelated, but spine subluxations often directly contributes to weight gain. Nerves on the spinal column are information highways, connecting the brain to the rest of the human body. When the pathways are misaligned, signals to the brain are hindered, affecting our control hunger and eating cues. Furthermore, subluxations of the spine can also result in chronic pain or decreased range of motion, which makes physically activcities difficult to achieve. Chiropractic adjustments can effectively relieve subluxations and provide clear path for weight loss and healthy life.
Nutrition and Lifestyle Counseling
Proper nutrition is the key to successful, long-term weight loss and overall health and wellness. Healthy eating habits and smart food choices will provide nutrition to your body and sustained energy. At Discover Health and Wellness Denver, we offer healthier nutrition and lifestyle advice, a service that must be seen as equally important as chiropractic adjustments. Dr. Hanson will make professional recommendations for physical activities, exercises and diet suitable to your unique individual needs. For those who are struggling to lose weight on their own and are looking to make a permanent change in their health and lifestyle, Discover Health and Wellness Denver may be able to help you reach your goals.