People living with chronic pain often lose the ability to exercise, a problem that contributes to being overweight or obese. Then the extra weight adds to their pain, making it even harder to exercise. The team at Sage Pain & Wellness Institute creates weight reduction programs to help break that cycle. Their programs are specially designed for chronic pain patients who are overweight or obese. To schedule a weight reduction appointment, use the online booking feature or call the office in San Diego, La Mesa, or Chula Vista, California, today.
Your weight has a direct impact on the severity of your pain and your overall health. Here are a few examples.
Being overweight makes you four times more likely to develop knee osteoarthritis. It also accelerates joint damage. It’s easy to understand why when you learn that every time you take a step, the force on your knees is 3-6 times your body weight.
Beyond joint pain, people who are overweight also have a higher risk of having widespread body pain. Losing weight relieves pain everywhere in your body.
Fat cells actively produce and release numerous hormones and biochemicals, including substances that cause bodywide inflammation. Inflammation is a top cause of pain, and it also leads to chronic health problems like heart disease.
Losing weight is never easy, and it’s more challenging when you also struggle with chronic pain. It’s hard to exercise when you’re in pain and overweight. On the other hand, exercise is one of the most effective therapies for easing pain and dropping excess weight.
As pain management and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, the team at Sage Pain & Wellness Institute are uniquely qualified to help you overcome this challenge.
The team creates a plan to manage your pain, along with an exercise regimen you can follow without aggravating the pain. They understand the issues you face and give you the support you need.
Nothing helps you reach your weight loss goal like having a support team giving you medical care combined with information, guidance, and motivation.
Your program begins with a complete physical exam and a review of your diet and exercise habits. Then they develop a weight reduction program designed to meet your needs.
Your weight reduction program includes:
Weight-loss medications work by reducing your appetite, making you feel full with less food, or blocking fat absorption. However, these medications are always used together with a diet and exercise plan.
If you’re ready to lose weight while managing your pain, call Sage Pain & Wellness Institute or book an appointment online today.