My father is suffering from severe back pain. Can it be treated with manual adjustment of the spine?
Your question was about how weight gain relates to your relief from chiropractics. As a chiropractor, I would normally ask a set of questions like how it started, where, and when, along with orthopedic and neurological test to find out if the pain is from a ligament, muscle, disc or nerve.
However, without some specific information, I can tell you that extra weight can put extra pressure on muscle, ligaments and joints. With either a lift or or turn that usually would not cause any problem now stresses the joint. Chiropractic aligns the spine taking stress off the system of the body allowing it to heal. If the weight is not going to come off, life is not hopeless; because just like a injured sprain ankle if not treated by a doctor it doesn’t heal properly. The same for you back, if is not treated properly then the joint is not going to heal properly.
A good chiropractor is not only going to align the joint they would inform you towards posture, rehab exercises and home solutions to help you deal with these issues.
In good health,
Nina Kennedy, DC