“You’ll feel better if you lost about thirty pounds.”

How many times have you heard something similar to that?

Whether it’s coming from your best friend – or your mother-in-law (ugh) – it’s likely to be true despite how difficult it may be to hear.

What’s worse: You completely understand and agree. But you and I both know it just isn’t so easy.

According to the American Obesity Association (AOA), episodes of musculoskeletal pain, and specifically back pain, are prevalent among the nearly one-third of Americans who are classified as obese.

In order to compensate for extra weight, the spine can become tilted and stressed unevenly. As a result over time, the back may lose its proper support and an unnatural curvature of the spine may develop.

In particular, pain and problems in the lower back may be aggravated by obesity. This occurs for people with extra weight in their stomachs because the excess weight pulls the pelvis forward and strains the lower back, creating lower back pain. In a recent report, the AOA was specific to say that women who are obese or who have a large waist size are particularly at risk for lower back pain.

Is this a real surprise to you, me, or anyone carrying around excess weight?

No, not really.

But it may be surprising to realize that pain relief may only be a few pounds away.

Losing just a small percentage of your current body weight can begin to ease the strain on your lower back.

At Mediplan we are certified to help you lose weight swiftly and safely with a customized diet and fitness plan just for you!

Obtaining an ideal goal weight six, eight, or twelve months from now is a wonderful goal – and you’ll certainly feel much healthier. However, with a diet and fitness plan customized precisely for you by the professionals at Mediplan Diet Center, you can likely begin feeling more comfort and less pain in a matter of weeks!

If your doctor has suggested or prescribed a weight loss regimen to ease your suffering, call Mediplan for help.

We’d like to get to know you and customize a diet and fitness plan that is safe, comfortable and effective at relieving your chronic pain!