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IT's Never Too Late to Lose Those Extra Pounds

Kayal Pain & Spine Cares About Patients’ Aching Backs


Franklin Lakes, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/07/2019 -- Just as January has come and gone, so have many well-intentioned New Year's resolutions to eat right, exercise more and lose those extra pounds.

But here's the encouraging news: It's never too late to embrace healthy habits, especially when it could mean eliminating back pain and other health problems. The compassionate team at Kayal Pain & Spine Center, the trusted pain specialists in Bergen County, has seen all too often how excess weight can cause or aggravate back pain.

Obesity can adversely affect the back because each pound places added strain on the back's ligaments and muscles. When the back compensates for extra weight, it can become tilted or unevenly stressed. As time passes, the back can lose its ability to adequately support the spine and can result in an unnatural curve.

Extra weight also can aggravate existing back pain. Excess pounds in the abdomen pull the pelvis forward, causing greater strain on the lower back. This problem can be worse for women who are overweight or have large waists, says the American Obesity Association.

Obesity can cause or aggravate the following conditions: sciatica, herniated discs, pinched nerves, Piriformis syndrome, arthritis and osteoarthritis. In addition, excess weight can result in fatigue, difficulty breathing and shortness of breath. People who experience these symptoms are often less likely to exercise, creating a vicious cycle of added weight gain and more intense back pain.

People who are overweight and need back surgery are more likely to experience complications and infections after surgery. Weight loss before surgery can help eliminate these risks.

Kayal Pain & Spine Center, the compassionate spine specialists in Glen Rock, Westwood, Franklin Lakes and beyond, understand how difficult it can be to break old habits. But they also know the wealth of benefits that comes from a regimen that includes healthy food, regular exercise and weight loss.

Kayal Pain & Spine Center will always give patients the encouragement they need to lead healthy, happy and pain-free lives. To schedule an appointment with one of Kayal Pain & Spine Center's top-notch specialists, call 844.281.1783 or contact us on the web.

About Kayal Pain & Spine Center
Kayal Pain & Spine Center is dedicated exclusively to pain management and spinal treatments. Its experienced, board-certified team has expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and pain management of herniated discs, sciatica, spinal stenosis and the full spectrum of chronic conditions. Based in Bergen County, NJ, the practice specializes in minimally invasive surgery, injury prevention, innovative therapies and pain management. Its five convenient offices are in Glen Rock, Franklin Lakes, Westwood and Paramus (opening soon), NJ, and Stony Point, NY. Schedule an appointment by calling 844.281.1783 or contact Kayal Pain & Spine Center or Kayal Orthopaedic Center by filling out this form.