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Back Pain Linked to Excess Weight

People suffering from chronic back pain may think that something is wrong with their thorns. This is sometimes true, although pain is often caused by muscle tension or circulatory pain caused by the nervous system. Regardless of location, it is important for sick patients to think beyond the immediate location of the illness and consider possible systemic causes of pain. One of the most common causes of systemic causes is excessive pain.

Weight and Pain

There are several ways in which your weight can be a contributing factor in back pain. Note the following:

• Fat accumulated in the stomach (a common sign of metabolic disorders) may induce lower back, resulting in increased lordosis (internal curvature of the spine) and anterior pelvic tenderness. The anterior pelvic tilt is a type of postural dysfunction that occurs when the pelvis is higher behind than the anterior and posterior buttocks. In this position, the muscular web between the pelvis and the lower back experiences a length and tension that changes. In addition, joints and spinal discs have increased pressure and compression. This, over time, can cause wear and disc wear.

• Excessive weight means extra work for the muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints and discs in the back. The lower back supports a lot of weight; the heavier the weight, the more difficult the soft tissues and joints you have to work with, and the easier it will be to wear and injury them.

• Weight loss can cause changes throughout the back that cause a lot of pain. In one study, found at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2821381/#!po=36.6667, obese women exhibited a variety of reduced movements in the upper thoracic spine and shoulders . This violence can result in back, shoulder and neck pain as well as back pain.

Part of the back pain treatment for overweight patients, and especially those with excess abdominal fat, is weight management. This is best done through a combination of diet and exercise. Those with back pain should include a core strengthening segment in their exercise routine, which will help support the lower back.

Before starting an exercise plan with back pain, it is important to consult with your doctor and / or physical therapist to make sure you do not exacerbate any possible injuries, and that you are doing it properly, thus preventing further pain.



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