Why weight control is important in back treatment

Centro de la columna Vertebral: August 22, 2018

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Why weight control is important in back treatment

There are several conditions and injuries that can affect the back. Pain and loss of mobility affect many people around the world.Weight control not only works as a complement to any back treatment, it is also the most effective way to avoid these complications.

Weight and load on the spine

The spine has 33 vertebrae from the cervical area (the neck) to the coccyx. These vertebrae are cushioned by intervertebral discs; cartilaginous tissues that contain the spinal cord, which is in charge of communication between the brain and the rest of the body.

The more weight they have to support throughout an individual's life, the greater theprobability of nerve compression, hernias, or wear and tear on the bones that make up the vertebrae.

Conditions that can be prevented

By maintaining an adequate weight, good postural hygiene and a healthy lifestyle, many back ailments can be prevented. For example:

  • • Osteoarthritis (wear and tear of the invertebral disc).
  • • Herniated disc (when the disc herniates or slips out of place)..
  • • Low back pain (chronic lower back pain).

It is important to mention that overweight is not the only cause of these conditions. If you have any symptoms, you need to visit a specialist to receive an accurate diagnosis.

Importance of weight control in back treatment

As part of any back treatment, a specialized doctor will recommend weight loss if it can affect the biomechanics of the spine. The aim is to reduce or eliminate the pressure exerted on nerves, discs and other components of the spine.

In addition, weight control is critical to regaining proper posture and avoiding long-term problems, as well as achieving a successful recovery.

Visit the CCV for a medical consultation

At theCentro de la Columna Vertebral doctors specializing in back diseases and injuries provide consultation. All our treatments are non-surgical and comprehensive, so we can provide complementary nutritional support for weight control.

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"The information contained in this blog is of an informative nature; it seeks to promote good health habits in the population and by no means replaces medical consultation. Content reviewed and corrected by Dr. Armando Acevedo Mendez, orthopedics and traumatology specialist. Professional license: 602691".

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