Explore chiropractic for weight loss in your health and wellness journey.

Chiropractic care is a great wellness tool for sports injury, prevention, and recovery, back and neck pain, and nerve issues — but how about weight loss? There are no cure-alls for any health issue, however, with regular chiropractic adjustments, weight loss may be achieved!

At Major Chiropractic in Wheaton, our focus is on sports medicine and sleep support, but weight is a major component in health and it affects the way in which we move about our day. To learn more about finding weight loss through chiropractic care, join us in today’s post.

Weight Loss and Chiropractic Care

Weight loss is an ever-evolving journey because it is one you never really stop doing; though you may meet your weight loss goal, along the way you are creating small habits that make it successful. Prolonged weight loss isn’t achieved on a trendy juice cleanse that guarantees 10 pounds in 10 days, it is creating lifestyle changes such as healthy eating habits and getting movement daily.  

Where people can get tripped up is in all the information out there about how to lose weight. What is better, cardio or lifting weights? What is more beneficial, intermittent fasting or keto? The list goes on and on. Getting fixated on one thing like only running or not eating after 6 pm, can derail us because when this one thing doesn’t work, we throw in the towel. Instead, approaching weight loss as a well-rounded, multi-faceted entity may be your best bet at weight loss.

So, where does a chiropractor come in?

Chiropractors can help facilitate weight loss, but the work you have to do is solely your own. Below are some ways chiropractic care can help you reach your weight loss goal and they include:

  • Addressing stress – In the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, stress and anxiety are no strangers — we are constantly plugged in and always on the go. When stress levels are an all-time high, your hormones are likely out of control as well which can lead to a weight plateau where losing it is almost impossible, or weight gain — neither are advantageous to your health. When stress is addressed, your hormones are more balanced and weight loss may become easier. A chiropractic adjustment is wonderful for stress-reduction, thus promoting weight loss.
  • Addressing pain – If you suffer from pain, whether acute or chronic, it can make working out very difficult — when you are uncomfortable, it keeps you from doing what you want to do. A chiropractic adjustment not only can address pain but it can help to keep it at bay and prevent it in the future.
  • Taking a holistic approach – A chiropractic practice takes a holistic approach to the individual and seeks to treat the root causes of their symptoms. If you are already in pain, conventional medicine prescribes pharmaceuticals that can actually make you gain weight, whereas a chiropractor can address the pain and often provide additional resources in office such as nutrition and exercise information.

If you are committed to getting back on track to reach your weight loss goals, we are here to help facilitate this process by helping you combating stress and pain.

Schedule an appointment in our Wheaton office today!