Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine
Trace L Alexander, DC, FNP
Doctor of Chiropractic, Family Nurse Practitioner, Certified in Acupuncture
Millions of Americans are overweight or obese, putting tremendous stress on their musculoskeletal system and other critical body functions. Trace Alexander, DC, FNP, offers personalized weight loss programs at Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine in Plano and Addison, Texas. If you’ve tried to lose weight without success or you want to enhance your health and reduce aches and pains, call Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine or schedule a consultation online today.
Weight Loss Q&A
Why is it important to maintain a healthy body weight?
Your weight impacts many aspects of your health and well-being. It increases the pressure and stress on your spine and other weight-bearing joints. Obesity also increases your risk of many diseases, including:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease
- Sleep apnea
- Kidney disease
- Fatty liver disease
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), losing just 5% of your total body weight can produce health benefits such as lowered blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and blood sugar.
What is included in a weight loss program?
At Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Alexander begins with a thorough exam and consultation. He reviews your medical history and asks about previous attempts to lose weight. He might also order blood tests to look for signs of health conditions like thyroid disease, which could interfere with your weight loss efforts.
Then, Dr. Alexander creates a personalized weight loss program to help you reach your goals. He is highly experienced in nutrition and can create a successful plan to meet your body's specific needs.
Dr. Alexander might recommend nutraceuticals and homeopathic remedies to optimize your weight loss. He can also prescribe medication to help you lose weight or address an underlying health issue.
Your weight loss program also includes follow-up appointments. Dr. Alexander monitors your progress and adjusts your plan to help you get past weight loss plateaus and achieve your goals.
What are the benefits of working with a health care provider to lose weight?
Many patients overestimate their daily caloric needs and underestimate how much they eat. Dr. Alexander can carefully estimate how many calories you use every day and create a nutrient-dense, fulfilling meal plan to create a consistent calorie deficit.
You also benefit from a physical exam and testing to identify barriers to weight loss like hormonal imbalances or thyroid disease. Dr. Alexander offers treatments to resolve these issues that get in the way of your success.
Dr. Alexander also keeps you accountable and motivated. He tracks your progress and helps you achieve weekly and monthly goals so you can be proud of what you accomplish on your journey to your ideal weight.
If you're ready to lose weight and enhance your health, call Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine or make an appointment online today.