Weight Loss Plan for Back Pain

Losing weight and reducing waist circumference often require a multifaceted approach that encompasses increased activity levels, reduced food intake, and attention to various lifestyle factors. However, for individuals grappling with back pain, achieving weight loss can present unique challenges.

Why Back Pain Interferes with Weight Loss

Research indicates that being overweight or obese significantly increases the risk of lower back pain in both men and women. Carrying excess weight places added strain on the spine, potentially leading to injuries and chronic pain conditions.

Excessive weight, particularly around the midsection, can pull the pelvis forward, placing undue stress on the lower back and contributing to unnatural posture. Conditions such as bulging intervertebral discs, disc herniation, compression fractures, and spinal arthritis are more prevalent among individuals who are overweight or obese.

Moreover, certain pain medications prescribed for back pain, such as Pregabalin (Lyrica) and Gabapentin (Neurontin), may cause weight gain, further complicating efforts to shed pounds. Reduced mobility due to back pain can exacerbate weight gain, as immobility hampers physical activity and contributes to a sedentary lifestyle.

How Our Clinic Can Help

If you’re struggling with persistent back pain hindering your weight loss efforts, our clinic offers specialised support tailored to your needs:

  • Comprehensive Assessment: We start by conducting thorough evaluations, including X-rays and scans, to rule out any serious underlying conditions contributing to your back pain.
  • Specialist Intervention: Our team, including a bariatric physiotherapist, collaborates to develop a personalised “Weight Loss Plan for People with Back Pain.” This program addresses not only weight loss but also focuses on improving mobility and managing pain effectively.
  • Holistic Approach: We understand that back pain can impact various aspects of your life, including sleep quality and overall well-being. Our holistic approach integrates strategies to address these factors, ensuring comprehensive care and support.

If you’re ready to explore options for managing your back pain and achieving sustainable weight loss, we’re here to help. Reach out to us via email at [email protected] to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward reclaiming your health and mobility.

Don’t let back pain hinder your journey to a healthier, happier you. Let’s work together to overcome obstacles and achieve your weight loss goals.

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The London Obesity Clinic/The Yorkshire Obesity Clinic specialises in Weight Loss, Complex Diabetes and Endocrine disorders across the UK with clinics at Harley Street in London, Spire Claremont in Sheffield and Nuffield in Leeds. We offer face to face and virtual consultations with our specialist clinical lead, Dr Rajeswaran, who has 25+ years experience in the field. We also offer screenings for prescription weight loss/weight management medications such as Wegovy injections (semaglutide) which are also suitable for children & Mounjaro injections (tirzepatide), bespoke weight management plans and a unique online weight loss plan for wellness and weight management. We support people with Obesity related medical conditions including Type 2 Diabetes, Fatty Liver, Infertility, Erectile Dysfunction, and Endocrine disorders like Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, PCOS, Hirsutism, Adrenal Dysfunction, Menopause, Pituitary problems and Sexual Dysfunction. Get in touch to transform your life!

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