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Posted on 11-08-2017

Holistic Weight Loss Options from Our Chiropractor in Independence

Chiropractors do so much more than simply adjust the spine. They develop treatment plans based on the needs of their patients. Included in many treatment plans are exercise instruction, nutrition education, and stress management plans. When muscles, joints, and nerves work in sync, the whole body benefits. Your chiropractor in Independence understands that weight loss is often made easier when the body functions as it should, relatively pain-free.

Weight loss in Independence.

Chiropractic care for residents of Blue Springs and Lee's Summit, MO benefits patients now and down the road with continued support from Dr. Steven Rickman and his staff. They work diligently to get to the root of the problem to help the body heal itself from the inside out. Because chronic pain tends to lead to weight gain, it makes sense that decreasing that pain will allow patients to sleep better and increase activity levels.

Chiropractic Adjustment and Weight Loss

A chiropractic adjustment is not a one-time and done deal. Many patients experience some pain relief immediately, but it takes time to bring pain under control for good. Let's take a look at how relieving musculoskeletal pain can lead to weight loss.

  • Daily movement becomes easier. All of the little things you do, like walking up the stairs or doing the laundry, add up. 
  • Reduce stress and stress eating with pain management. Pain is often a source of stress, which sends many people to the pantry for their favorite comfort foods. When the pain is controlled, people are more likely to choose healthier foods and find alternative activities to occupy their time.
  • Nerves communicate more effectively when the spinal pathways are clear. Your brain is better able to interpret signals of hunger, fullness, and thirst.
  • Exercise gets easier as pain is brought under control. As the ability to tolerate exercise increases, the body begins to heal and get stronger. This creates a positive cycle that improves not only physical appearance but also confidence in one's ability to succeed.

Rickman Chiropractic serves patients from Independence, Lee's Summit, and Blue Springs, MO. Dr. Rickman and his team work together to create solutions that help their patients achieve better overall health and meet their weight loss goals. Give us a call at 816-350-0020 to get started on your weight loss journey today.

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