Many people typically only associate chiropractic care with relief from issues like sore necks and backs. It’s a strong impression that — because chiropractic adjustments target the musculoskeletal system — only your musculoskeletal system benefits from treatment.
However, improving the musculoskeletal system isn’t the only benefit of chiropractic treatments. While chiropractors do focus on the adjustment and balance of your spine and its components, your overall wellness can benefit from treatment. Considering the role of the spine gives an idea of the greater scope of care that chiropractic provides and how it might help you achieve your weight-loss goals.
All communication between your brain and body goes through the spinal cord. When your vertebrae are aligned and balanced, your nervous system performs at peak efficiency. Nerves aren’t pinched or impeded, and blood flow throughout your circulatory system supports the effective operation of all your body’s systems.
Chiropractic and weight loss go hand-in-hand. It’s the positive effect that chiropractic care has on body systems that make it an effective partner in the weight-loss battle. Getting an adjustment won’t make you lose weight, but chiropractic adjustments set up conditions so that your body can effectively take care of itself.
Think about the benefits of regaining pain-free mobility. Walking 10,000 steps per day is often cited as a target for a healthy lifestyle for losing or maintaining weight. When you have back, neck, or joint pain, 10,000 steps may seem like 10,000 miles. The pain relief that results from chiropractic care supports an active lifestyle and helps you tackle 10,000 steps with ease.
Chiropractic’s effects on a healthy lifestyle are why a weight-loss program with McGowan Medical Centers is an effective weight-loss solution. Chiropractic care is all about your wellness, and weight management is an important part. Not only will you feel better overall after weight loss, but spinal alignment is easier for your body to maintain when not affected by stores of excess weight.
Your weight-loss challenge is unique — it’s your own combination of activity, diet, and health needs. When you come to McGowan Medical Centers with the goal of weight loss, we work with you one-on-one to determine how we can best assist you through the care we offer and then develop a treatment plan that takes every aspect of your life into account.
The first steps are often relieving pain and improving mobility, so that walking, running, and other healthy activities are enjoyable for you. When these activities are comfortable, you’re more likely to spend more time doing them.
We can also help you with nutritional and lifestyle counseling. Small changes to your current habits can add up to increase your activity levels, decrease the calories you consume, and promote the formation of new habits based on informed and healthy choices.
As with regular dental visits, ongoing chiropractic care is supportive and preventive, working to help you maintain optimal health.
McGowan Medical Centers offers you ongoing support through weight-loss treatment and education. Call our office or click online to schedule your initial consultation. The sooner you start, the faster your health will benefit.