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Monday, 10 June 2013 13:36

Back Pain and Excess Weight

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Diabetes and heart disease are always risk factors when it comes to being overweight, but back pain is yet one other health problem associated with being overweight.

According to the American Obesity Association, musculoskeletal pain and specifically low back pain, occur among the nearly one-third of Americans who are classified as obese. It also reports that the more obese people are, the more disabled and even less capable they are to perform  other regular everyday activitites. Attention to weight management is one more important reason to monitor your weight because each pound adds more strain with musculoskeletal and joint related pain.

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Diabetes and heart disease are always risk factors when it comes to being overweight, but back pain is yet one other health problem associated with being overweight.

According to the American Obesity Association, musculoskeletal pain and specifically low back pain, occur among the nearly one-third of Americans who are classified as obese. It also reports that the more obese people are, the more disabled and even less capable they are to perform  other regular everyday activitites. Attention to weight management is one more important reason to monitor your weight because each pound adds more strain with musculoskeletal and joint related pain.

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