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Does Extra Weight Cause Pain?

We all know obesity leads to diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer and now we see obesity is clearly linked to increased pain.

A recent Gallup survey of over 1 million Americans showed a strong correlation with increased weight and increased pain.

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We are sharing this information with you to keep you informed, improve your health and well-being and help you understand critical health care information and how it impacts your health and your wallet. So what are the implications?

I won’t list all of the stats on obesity in our country, we all know it is a problem and is getting worse.

We all know obesity leads to diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer and now we see obesity is clearly linked to increased pain.

Let’s look at what happens when we decrease our activity level due to pain:

  1. We gain more weight.
  2. Muscles get weaker (atrophy).
  3. We lose cardiovascular health (soon we are short of breath going up stairs).
  4. We lose bone strength (osteoporosis)
  5. We don’t metabolize sugar efficiently, (which can lead to metabolic syndrome and diabetes).
  6. We are more prone to depression.
  7. Our pain gets worse.
  8. We become a fall risk (especially important for those of us over 60).

It will be difficult to lose weight when we are in pain and difficult to decrease your pain when we are overweight.

How do we break this cycle?

There are many options, too many to review here.

Are you struggling with pain in Algonquin? At our clinic we have programs that effectively address pain and weight.  We work with you and your medical doctor, orthopedic, pain management doctor, physical therapist or trainer to put together an individualized program to eliminate pain AND get the weight off, safely and effectively.