What is Your Lower Back Pain Trying to Tell You – Part 2

hamstringThis week your experienced chiropractor in Vancouver WA is discussing how your lower back pain might be the symptoms of something else in your life that needs your attention. In many cases, your back pain is simply a result of your daily routine.

One thing that you might want to consider if you are experiencing lower back pain, is that it might be time to lose some weight Those who struggle with obesity are more likely to experience back pain, joint pain, and muscle pain.

One reason behind this is the extra weight around your stomach puts additional stress on your lower back because it pulls your pelvis forward.

So if you are overweight, your back pain may be telling you that is is time to slim down, here are some ways to get started:

  • Exercise: There are many ways you can fit your 30-60 minutes of exercise in each day. Talk with your doctor or chiropractor to find out what you can do to add some moderate exercise to your routine.
  • Eat healthy foods:  If you want to lose weight, try to burn more calories you take in. A large part of this is reducing your caloric intake through portion control and eating healthier foods. Just like exercise, making changes slowly can help it become a lifestyle change instead of just a fad that will pass.

It is important that you discuss your weight loss plans with a qualified health professional before you start to ensure that you do not encounter any complications.

Your chiropractor in Vancouver WA understands that there are a variety of other reasons your lower back may be hurting; such as a spinal stenosis, herniated disc, pregnancy, or sports injury. So the best way to tell what your lower back pain is telling you is to discuss your situation with a health professional!

Contact us at A Family and Sports Chiropractic Clinic! We can come up with a treatment plan that fits all your needs so you work towards reducing your pain.