I downloaded a new app to my phone last week (Spine Decide), and it had some great illustrations showing the issues I face with my back.
I was diagnosed with the following conditions related to my back.
Scoliosis (mild) – have known about this one and Arthritis
Degenerative Disc Disease – have known about this one since a former car accident Photo shows a normal spine on the right, and the degenerative disc disease on the left.
Spinal Stenosis – shows a narrowing of the spinal canal
All of these issues compound to daily chronic pain.
Here’s the shocking truth: “…But losing just 4 pounds takes 16 pounds of pressure off your spine.” (http://www.realage.com/chronic-pain-management/could-weight-gain-be-the-cause-of-your-back-pain)
So just by losing ten pounds, I have alleviated approximately 160 pounds of pressure from my back. When I have reached my goal, I will have alleviated a WHOPPING 2,240 pounds of pressure. Can you even fathom the fact that I am carrying around that much extra pressure just because of my weight? I can’t.
What kind of stunning statistics have you revealed about your health that blow your mind?