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Your Weight May Be Causing Your Back Problems

People who are overweight may be experiencing back problems that can be easily fixed with weight loss. Because of the extra pounds on the body, your muscles, discs, and spine are working harder than they have to, therefore causing you pain. Additionally, certain areas of weight can cause specific pain in other parts of your body. For example, being overweight in the midsection pulls the pelvis forward and puts strain on the lower back, which causes pain there. Losing some pounds is one way to get rid of this pain.

Weight Loss Helps Back Problems

Tips for Losing Weight

In addition to exercising and eating right, things everyone knows are important in losing weight, here are some tips specific to losing weight that will help alleviate your back pain:

–       Strengthen your back. Doing 10 curl ups each day will increase the muscle tone in your back and improve your muscle quality. Not only will this exercise help you lose weight, it will also give you a healthier, less-painful back.

–       Stretch your back. Hamstring stretches are most effective in working out your back. Stretching helps you gain flexibility that reduces the risk of back pain. It also gets your body ready for the daily exercise you should be doing!

–       Drink water. Drinking water is essential to losing weight. Not only does water hydrate your entire body, but it also nourishes your spine because your intervertebral discs are made up of mostly water.

–       Vitamins! Vitamins help keep your body strong and healthy, but can also help lessen back pain. Here are some vitamins that could help: Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Iron, and Magnesium.

Alpha Care

Call the chiropractic care professionals at Alpha Care if you need special treatment for your back pain. Don’t let it become an issue that ruins your quality of life. Our offices in Charleston, SC are conveniently located for you to get the chiropractic care you need when you need it. Find us in James Island, North Charleston, Summerville, and Mount Pleasant. To make an appointment call us today at 843-824-2273 or contact us online to get a diagnosis and treatment with our specialists. No referrals are needed and same day appointments are available.