Extra weight keeps you from moving like you should. It keeps you from exercising and working out like you should to get rid of the weight. Therefore... you put on more weight. This is a vicious cycle. You've got to stop it or be prepared to live with the possibility of chronic, on-going back pain. The first step on the road to healthy back maintenance: Work to get rid of the extra weight.
Everybody knows that fad diets don't provide long-term solutions to weight problems. Weight issues are often due to hormone and thyroid problems. You may have been struggling with your weight for years and tried diets of all kinds, without success. If that is the case, then you are likely one of the many people with undiagnosed thyroid problems.
Do you still experience low thyroid symptoms despite being place on thyroid hormones or being told that you thyroid levels are normal?
Many patients are surprised to find that standard blood tests for thyroid levels may not be accurate. The standard treatment for treating low thyroid is typically to prescribe hormones that replace the thyroid's function. It may be more beneficial to aid the thyroid in its function and allow it to repair.
If you want more energy and to feel good, sleep better, and improve your outlook on life, we may want to talk about the effect that food has on your health. Most patients I meet are unaware of the correlation between their diet and their glycemic index (how fast the body signals insulin - the fat storing hormone).
For more information, see common problems with digestion.