Weight Loss & Hormones

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Understanding the
Impact of Obesity on Pain

Obesity isn’t just a matter of appearance but a significant contributor to chronic pain. At Treasure Valley Pain Center, we recognize the real and treatable connection between obesity and pain. Here’s how obesity worsens pain:

Mechanical Stress: Increased body weight places extra stress on joints and the spine, leading to pain and discomfort.
Systemic Inflammation: Obesity triggers widespread inflammation, exacerbating chronic pain conditions.
Reduced Treatment Efficacy: Pain treatments are less effective in individuals with obesity (both nonoperative and operative treatments).
Degenerative Disc Disease: Obesity increases the severity of degenerative disc disease.
Abdominal Obesity Impact: Central abdominal obesity heightens the risk of spine joint pain, joint arthritis, and the need for surgical treatment.
Obesity drastically affects sleep quality which in turn increases severity of existing pain and overall quality of life.

Unlocking Relief
through Weight Loss

The good news is that weight loss can be a game-changer for managing pain:

  1. Joint Damage Reversal: Weight loss can halt or even reverse joint damage caused by obesity.
  2. Decreased Back Pain: Shedding excess pounds decreases back pain.
  3. Lowered Inflammatory Pain: Weight loss contributes to an overall decrease in inflammatory pain and benefits every other pain condition.
  4. Enhanced Sleep, Mood, and Function: Weight loss improves sleep quality, mood, sex drive, and overall function.
  5. Overall Quality of Life Enhancement: Embrace improved function and quality of life through weight loss.

Hormone Therapies

  1. Hormone therapies to address the musculoskeletal syndrome of menopause: 80% of middle-aged women going through peri/menopause will experience the inflammatory effects of dropping estrogen, along with the increases in visceral belly fat…Hormone therapy can address BODY PAIN AND STUBBORN WEIGHT GAIN!
  2. Proper thyroid function is essential for maintaining metabolism and addressing visceral belly fat.
  3. What are bioidentical hormones and how can they help with weight loss and PAIN? They are hormones that mirror what your body makes and therefore have fewer side effects with optimal receptor response.
  4. Hormones MUST be addressed when treating inflammatory pain and weight loss.

Our Approach
to Medical Weight Loss

Treasure Valley Pain Center offers a comprehensive solution to weight loss, tailored to your individual needs. To reach your goals of a healthy weight, we combine detailed, comprehensive pharmaceutical weight loss protocols while addressing individualized dietary and lifestyle habits to create sustainable, steady weight loss. We utilize approved protocols to optimize your hormones, stress, and sleep with the ultimate goal of long-term, sustained healthy functioning that gets you back to your life.

  • Prescription weight loss medications tailored to each person’s individual needs and goals.
  • Vitamin B-12 Supplementation for energy during your weight loss on top of your prescription regimen.
  • Personalized diet modifications – we partner with you to find a sustainable balance to diet modification that works with your life.
  • Physical Activity Integration: We educate you on sustainable movement that enhances function and supports weight loss.
  • Continued monitoring and response to the weight loss regiment to help you maintain the weight loss long-term.

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Harnessing the power of
Weight Loss GLP-1 Agonist Injections

How do these injections work? GLP-1 agonists like semagutide & tirzepatide are neurocognitive peptides first studied to improve cognitive function and it was noticed that significant weight loss was a side effect! These peptides are signaling agents that the body is familiar with, and mimic GLP-1 which is produced naturally in the stomach, allowing your body to be more efficient at shedding weight in 5 key ways:

  1. Regulating Appetite and Blood Sugar: Curb hunger and enhance feelings of fullness, making it easier to stick to a healthy diet and lifestyle.
  2. Improved fat oxidation
  3. Insulin Sensitivity: Enhanced insulin secretion and sensitivity, making your body more efficient at using calories for energy.
  4. Improved glucose absorption by muscle tissue
  5. Decreased muscle atrophy agents that break down muscle with age and weight loss alone (very important to maintain muscle tissue for overall health and longevity).

See how our other peptide therapies can improve your function and quality of life!

Why choose
Treasure Valley Pain Center?

A SSRP educated provider!

  1. SSRP’s approach to regenerative medicine teaches providers to look at disease differently, focusing on disease reversal and prevention through lifestyle, genetic and biochemical factors to impact each patient at the cellular level. By understanding each person’s unique complexity at the cellular level, we effectively improve patient outcomes not just treat symptoms.
  2. Unique protocols based in cellular medicine are essential for safe and effective therapies that minimize adverse events…Basic protocol errors will hurt your chances for the best outcomes if you aren’t selective about your regenerative provider.
  3. Proper training is ESSENTIAL to avoid common errors that would waste time, money and hope. Specific combinations of medication, supplementation and lifestyle factors optimize function and quality of life…knowledge obtained through a thorough understanding of functional, root-cause based interventions.

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