Recent research shows that obesity is our nation’s fastest growing health issue. Though obesity has been a concern in the United States for years, since the late 1990s the number of obese Americans has sky rocketed.
Obesity puts patients at risk for a number of health concerns:
- Type 2 Diabetes
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Sleep Apnea
- Cardiovascular Conditions
- Degenerative Arthritis
Increasingly, experts are looking to physical medicine professionals to provide an antidote to our nation’s obesity problem, since physical medicine care is a holistic, whole-body approach to health care.
For patients needing to regain a healthy weight, the philosophy surrounding physical medicine care ensures that a patient’s entire system is under the supervision of a health care professional. Physical medicine experts are adept at helping patients lose weight with individualized weight-loss plans. These health care professionals can help patients create realistic, tasty meal plans that provide the nutrition patients need, while guaranteeing that each patient’s caloric intake is the right amount for his/her system. Many physical medicine clinics also provide on-site diagnostic testing to uncover any conditions that might make losing weight difficult (e.g. hormone imbalance, food sensitivities).
Added weight also puts stress on a patient’s musculoskeletal system, often leading to back pain, knee pain, fatigued muscles, and trigger points (painful muscle knots). After a thorough examination, physical medicine specialists will create a treatment plan specific to a patient’s aches and pains. Treatments may include chiropractic adjustments (to ensure spinal alignment), massage therapy (to relieve the tension surrounding stressed soft tissues), and/or physical therapy (to help strengthen weakened muscles).
With medical bills already the leading cause of U.S. bankruptcies, our clinic is committed to providing safe, effective health care to patients in the surrounding areas. Once our highly skilled physical medicine specialists have helped you reclaim the “just right” weight for you, our on-going, routine physical medicine practices will ensure that you retain your healthy lifestyle.
For the leader in physical medicine care for obesity, contact a member of our team today to schedule a FREE consultation. Together, we can work toward your desire for a long, healthy life.