Weight Loss Plan for Back Pain

Weight Loss Plan for Back Pain

Research finding published in the journal Clinical Spine Surgery shows that being overweight or obese is a risk factor for lower back pain in both men and women. Maintaining a healthy body weight may be one of the factors, which prevents the recurrence of back pain.

Excess weight that is carried puts additional strain and pressure on the spine. Thereby predisposing to potential injury to the back. With excess weight in the mid section of the body, the pelvis is pulled forward, which strains the lower back, leading to back pain and other medical problems. Excess weight also leads to unnatural posture leading to back pain.

If you are overweight or obese you are more likely to develop bulging intervertebral disc, disc herniation, compression fracture of lower thoracic/lumbar spine  and arthritis of spine.

If you are experiencing continued back pain you should see your doctor and have appropriate investigations including x-rays and scans. Rarely back pain may be a symptom of a much more serious condition that will need immediate attention.

Some of the medications prescribed for pain can also lead to weight gain. 

Reduced mobility can further worsen weight gain. Immobility or ability to improve activity can lead to weight gain. If you have had all the investigations and no serious problems have been identified and are troubled with pain, which is restricting your mobility and preventing you from losing weight. Please contact us.

If you wish to see a specialist to discuss the Weight Loss Plan for Back Pain, please email us on hello@simplyweight.co.uk and we will be in touch with you shortly. 

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