Weight loss for sciatica is a commonsense approach to treatment which may help reduce or even eliminate pain, especially in obese patients. It is well known and documented that being overweight is dangerous to your health and being obese is the single greatest health risk you can create for yourself.
Obesity leads to a wide range of problematic conditions which might make sciatica seem like a minor concern. Obesity is a direct contributing factor leading to more fatal conditions than any other behavioral, genetic or circumstantial criteria.
This essay helps patients to better
understand how losing weight may help them to relieve chronic pain, as
well as improve their overall general health and wellness.
Sciatica may or may not be caused by extra body weight. It is possible that all that added bulk can produce far more pressure on sensitized spinal structures. If a pinched nerve is the source of suffering, then any extra mass pressing down on that nerve can only mean exacerbated pain.
It is also possible that the complications of obesity can enact purely anatomical-enacted ischemia and generally poor lower body circulation. This condition may also come about due to diabetes, which is a common side effect of being overweight. Neuropathy is another common complication of diabetes and or being obese.
Of course, in many cases, the individual has emotional and psychological issues which are responsible for an eating problem to begin with. In these circumstances, it is not a stretch to blame these same issues for causing psychosomatic sciatica and a host of other troublesome health concerns.
Losing weight is good, regardless of whether you have sciatica or not. If you have pain, you will have added incentive to succeed, but even if you do not, the mere threat against your health and very life created by obesity should be all the inspiration you need.
It is crucial to take weight loss seriously and get help. Statistics show that patients who get involved in some type of program do better than those who go it alone. The more people you involve in your weight loss efforts, the more successful you are likely to be, since no one wants to fail and let others, or themselves, down.
As a lifetime fitness professional, I have dealt with people’s weight issues for decades. As a personal trainer and martial arts instructor, I have helped countless people regain control over their lives, and health, by losing weight and keeping it off.
I really can not overestimate the importance of maintaining a healthy weight throughout life. That being said, I know how difficult this process can be for many people. Luckily, there are more effectual options than ever for helping one to get in shape and stay healthy. I always recommend natural options, like eating right and exercise first, but completely understand the people who require pharmaceutical assistance or even surgical interventions to meet their weight loss goals.
Be sure to talk to your doctor about setting up a program of diet and exercise to get you on the right track to better health and less sciatica.