Previously on the blog, we’ve talked a bit about some of the problems that can occur with the discs located between the vertebrae in your spine. We also have talked a bit about some of the many decompression techniques that can be used to let your vertebrae relax into their appropriate positions. However, there is one key thing you should be aware of any time you work with a chiropractor or physical therapist in order to achieve lifelong results: a healthy weight.

Why Being at a Healthy Weight Matters

You hear all the time that it’s important to eat right and be at a healthy weight. Whether it’s your general practitioner who wants you to lose weight to get your cholesterol down, or you need to drop a few pounds in order reduce your risk of type II diabetes. There are many health benefits from losing the extra weight, including benefits for your joints and spine.

Your spine supports almost your entire weight, and yet, it’s made up of 24 different bones. When there is extra weight that these bones have to support, they will compress down on the soft discs found between them. This can cause a whole slew of problems including herniation, nerve impingement, and subluxation. While our chiropractors can help with any of these problems, losing weight can help you prevent them.

Perhaps you already have experienced one of these problems. That’s okay, because we can help here at Progressive Health and Rehab. In addition to our chiropractic services, we are able to help you with nutrition as well. Nutrition is a vital part of getting to and maintaining a healthy weight to keep your joints happy and we want to help you get there!

Contact us today to get help for all of our chiropractic and physical therapy needs in Gahanna!