New research from the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of North Carolina presented at the American Pain Society 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting found that carrying additional body weight such as overweight, obese and morbidly obese caused those individuals who were injured while being involved in automobile accidents took longer to recover. The study involved 916 adults. Not only did it take longer for those who were in higher weight classifications to improve but also their pain level was higher and often there pain continued into the 6 month and one year follow-up.
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As an example think a nice marbled rib-eye steak. That extra fat is what most cooks or just weekend chefs look for to purchase. That is what it gives the meat the extra flavor and tenderness.
Now go purchase a round steak. Most often regardless how it’s cooked it’s pretty tough.
For humans your tissue should most often resemble the round steak and not the rib-eye. The more fat content between the tissue make muscles weaker and the fat is inflammatory. As a chiropractor we find that our adjustment treatment holds when a patient is at a healthier weight.
Because of the added inflammation from tissue fat we place our patients on the Fibromyalgia anti inflammatory pre-protocol to reduce the excess fat and get a faster response from auto accident individuals. While the patient is on this program they often loose a lot of unneeded weight and as previously stated the patients respond much more quickly.
The basis of the pre-protocol involves a restricted hypoglycemic diet in which we remove from the patient’s diet sugar, gluten, trans fatty acids and dairy products for 2 to 3 weeks. The program also involves such items as Omega-3 fish oil which is a natural anti inflammatory that has been shown through published research to be more effective than NSAIDS without the side effects.
This pre-protocol has been exremely effective for fibromyalgia patients in reducing pain and weight loss. Therefore, there is a direct relationship to individuals involved in auto accident.