Carrying a Little Christmas Weight? Tips for a New Healthy You!

Overdone it on the After-Eights during the December festivities? Struggling to fit into your pre-Christmas jeans? If you’re planning on shifting a few pounds to kick-start the New Year, your back health will benefit as much as your figure!

Our London chiropractor warns that people who are overweight may be at greater risk of back pain, joint pain and muscle strain than those who have a healthy body weight. Worryingly, however, many people who suffer from back pain may not be aware that their excess weight could actually be contributing to their back pain.

Think about the load your spine has to carry. Every single pound adds strain to the muscles and ligaments in the back – the more weight you carry, the more stress gets put on your spine. In an attempt to compensate for extra body weight, the spine can become unevenly tilted. Over time, the back may lose its proper support and an unnatural curvature of the spine can develop.

The science is simple – lose excess weight, gain positive health benefits.