There must be a better way to heal joint pain. Surgery is a common answer to chronic pain issues, but it may not be the best answer. Invasive surgical procedures can be painful, expensive, and time-intensive.
When you suffer from chronic pain, you want options.
The good news is, you have them! There are life-changing treatment options available to help relieve pain and avoid invasive surgery altogether. One of those options is weight loss.
Why Does Weight Loss Relieve Pain?
It’s no surprise that obesity and chronic pain are common health issues in the United States, but you may not realize their close correlation. Carrying extra weight puts you at higher risk for chronic pain, especially above the age of 40. After years of carrying extra weight, joints in the lower half of the body experience tremendous strain causing swelling, irritation, and eventually, erosion of cartilage. This wear and tear can result in chronic pain and full-blown osteoarthritis.
So why should weight loss be your first line of defense against joint pain?
A little bit of weight loss can go a long way. Losing just one pound of weight alleviates 4 pounds of pressure from the knees. Losing up to 11 pounds can decrease the progression of osteoarthritis in the knee by 50%.
Weight loss puts you back in control of your health. It’s the least invasive treatment option, it’s highly effective, and anyone can take advantage of it.
Arthritic knees and a bulging disc were causing Tierney unbearable pain. Her general physicians recommended pain management and narcotics. Instead, she took Dr. Joe Albano’s recommendation and tried medically-supervised weight loss through the Albano Clinic’s Ideal Protein program. The dramatic weight loss Tierney experienced took the pressure off of her joints and relieved her pain, without narcotics.
Tierney says having the pressure off of her knees and back has been “wonderful” and she’s thrilled with the results.
“I met with a coach and I thought I would lose 10 or 15 pounds, but I lost 50 pounds in 19 weeks and it’s been awesome!” Tierney continues saying, “It was such an easy program for me to stick to. It just fell off and so I just continued on. 50 pounds later, I’m a happy girl!”
What If Weight Loss is Too Hard?
We understand the struggle with weight can be overwhelming. Yo-yo dieting can leave you feeling discouraged or even gaining more weight. If you’ve experienced this struggle firsthand, please know you are not the only one and you have options!
Here are two ways you can achieve real results.
Physician-Supervised Weight Loss
Even when you accept weight loss as the simplest and least invasive way to alleviate chronic pain, it can still feel daunting, if not impossible. These feelings often arise when a person tries to walk this journey alone. The human need for community runs deep and real results are so often accompanied by a great support system. You don’t have to carry this burden on your own.
At the Albano Clinic in Salt Lake City, UT, we walk alongside you. Our physician-supervised weight loss program can help you break the cycle and finally see the results you’ve always wanted. We are passionate about not only coaching you to get real results but encouraging you to stay positive and achieve your goals.
After years of searching, Dr. Albano has settled a solution to help his patients lose weight and keep it off! The Albano Clinic partners with Ideal Protein, a program that balances protein levels while minimizing fat and carbohydrates under the caring supervision of a physician. Your personal weight loss coach at the Albano Clinic can help you learn to enjoy a healthier lifestyle and keep you from falling back into fad dieting and old habits. It’s a sustainable, whole-body approach that lets you feel your best!
While weight loss remains the first line of defense against joint conditions like osteoarthritis, advancements in regenerative medicine offer fantastic solutions for a variety of patients. Procedures like Stem Cell Therapy harness the healing power of your body’s stem cells and use them to accelerate healing in injured areas. Stem cells are typically gathered from blood, fat cells, or bone marrow. The cells are separated and the healing agents are then precisely injected into the injured area. This type of procedure has dramatically relieved pain and, in many cases, has eliminated the need for invasive surgery altogether.
Weight loss is a realistic and effective option right within reach. Don’t let discouragement keep you from reaching out and getting the help you need to transform your life and get back to what you love.
At the Albano Clinic, we take a whole-person approach. We want to get to the bottom of what’s really going on in your body and help you get back to feeling your best. A combination of treatment options may be recommended together depending on what is best for specific needs and what is right for your body.
Learn more about how stem cell therapy and physician-supervised weight loss can help you by scheduling a consultation at the Albano Clinic. We would love to offer you support on your journey to better health!