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Why Your Back Pain May Be Weight Related

In this day and age, it is not uncommon for someone to be overweight or obese. With the wide range of different food options available, it’s no surprise that keeping your weight down can be more than a little difficult. Unfortunately, keeping your weight down is important when it comes to feeling and looking your best. In fact, if you regularly deal with back pain and problems, it could be due to your weight.

The more that you weigh, the more pressure is put onto your bones and joints. Because of this, it is not uncommon for a person to deal with back pain because of being overweight. In this case, it is important that you try to lose weight in order to give your bones and joints a break. If you are having issues losing weight and are obese, your doctor may advise you to have a consultation with a weight loss surgeon. This type of surgery is relatively noninvasive and can help you to get rid of hundreds of pounds of excess weight in a matter of one to two years.

Obviously, it is important that you lose weight using both diet and exercise. Trying to lose weight on a diet alone may not be enough to get rid of the back pain and problems that you are experiencing. Exercise is going to help strengthen the bones and joints so that you not only look leaner and more toned but you feel better as well. You should also talk to your doctor about anything pertaining to your weight loss so that they can help along the way.

You will find that when you finally lose the weight, you feel better and are able to get rid of the back pains and problems that have been plaguing you for years. Not only is weight loss ideal for virtually every other part of the body, but it can do wonders when it comes to your back pain. You will find that losing weight is also ideal for your self-esteem and confidence that you might have been lacking. Now is the best time for you to think about choosing the right way to lose weight and speak with a doctor if you need help. Once you lose the weight, you will find that this helps you to feel and look great no matter what choice you have used to get this done.

SOURCE: https://premiergazette.com/2018/10/back-pain-may-weight-related/


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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients:

Our patients, employees and family are our top priority at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

We ask you to not visit any of our locations if you have symptoms such as fever, sneezing, coughing and possible shortness of breath.

Please cancel your appointment and re-schedule once you are feeling better and are no longer suffering with symptoms.

Only non-symptomatic patients will be seen. No exceptions.

Accompanying family members – including children – are asked to remain in the waiting area and will not be allowed to enter the exam rooms.

During this time of high concern regarding the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we are taking extra precautions to maintain the highest possible standards of safety and cleanliness. Please be advised that we are carefully following recommendations from both the CDC and WHO and are here to help guide you through this time if needed.

Some steps we are taking to keeping safe:

  1. We know how important cleanliness is and always maintain the highest standards of cleanliness. To further offer you peace of mind, we have increased the frequency of the cleaning of our office.
  2. Rest assured that hand washing is strictly followed. Hand sanitizer is available to all staff and patients.
  3. Additionally, if you have recently traveled to a country with high rates of the coronavirus or have been on a cruise, please reschedule your visit for at least 14 days from your return date. We will gladly accommodate your needs to reschedule. At that time, a telehealth interface can be arranged if necessary.

Find up-to-date and accurate information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website and feel free to reach out with questions.

- Your team at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

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