Carrying Extra Weight May Bother Richmond Back Pain

May 29, 2018

Weight loss. Diet. BMI. Activity. Back pain.

How does weight loss and diet, activity and body mass index (BMI), relate to Richmond back pain and its hurting interruption of Richmond people’s lives? For some Richmond folks, the concept of weight loss is not new. It has likely been recommended many times in their lives. For them, a Richmond weight loss diet meant not eating, not eating what they want, not eating what everyone else eats. The concept of Richmonddiet and Richmond weight loss for Richmondback pain relief may inspire a Richmond back pain sufferer to lose weight and improve their Richmond diet when a decreased body mass index (BMI) and improved activity level lead to a better quality of life. Diet and weight loss isn’t just deprivation anymore; it’s often relieving for Richmond back pain.


Nutrition guidelines for health and for weight loss tend to be misunderstood, hard to adhere to, and rejected by some of us who don’t like to diet in the traditional sense. Dieting with nutrition in mind is the new Richmond diet plan. Nutrition information research is part of Richmond chiropractic services at Johnson Chiropractic.  A research report about just how well informed people are about a healthy diet showed that females, higher educated persons, older persons, and those who have a healthy BMI are more knowledgeable. Diet-disease relationships and fatty acids obtainable in foods are the most misunderstood. (1) Whole grain diets have a positive effect on cardiovascular disease risk factors better than a fruit/vegetable diet or grain/fruit/vegetable diet. (2) Another study that aimed to test a weight loss diet found that 14 of 15 participants hung in with the program to its end at 12 weeks. 93% of them approved of the diet. 92% didn’t feel hungry with it. Fiber was boosted by 6.8 grams per day and protein by 5.7 grams per day. Weight loss was 2.2% overall. (3) Johnson Chiropractic sees these as positive outcomes for any willing Richmond chiropractic patient!


Physical activity helps in weight loss and is encouraged. Sadly, high rates of physical inactivity and related chronic diseases are continuing to increase globally. Much research demonstrated that physical activity can change individual behavior. (4) Physical activity and BMI was related to unrelenting low back pain. Back pain was worse when physical activity was low and the BMI was high.  (5) Johnson Chiropractic is a proponent of physical activity!


Low back pain is associated with being overweight/obese using BMI scores. Sex (male/female) and race/ethnicity influence this relationship, too. Obese white men, obese white women and obese nonwhite women are more likely to have a higher risk of back pain versus overweight, nonwhite men and normal weight nonwhite men and women. (7) Metabolic processes of the spine can be measured. A study showed that weight-dependent metabolic activity is likely connected to inflammation and back pain. (6) In your Richmond chiropractic treatment plan, Johnson Chiropractic considers how your metabolism may be a contributor to this back pain episode and your weight.

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Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment with Johnson Chiropractic today. If Richmond back pain is your issue, let Johnson Chiropractic inspire you to find a Richmond chiropractic treatment plan to manage it. If weight is an issue for you, let us set a goal to reduce it together. If ‘diet’ is not for you, let us find what is for you together.

 Johnson Chiropractic helps Richmond chiropractic patients who suffer with back pain and carry some extra weight.