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The body’s weight is a major threat to the spine, not just to the spine, but also to the body’s general health. Obesity leads to back pain.
The condition of being overweight is a disease in and of itself and is the cause of thousands of other illnesses.
Obesity is associated with an increased risk of back pain. Excess weight also tends to prolong the recovery period after episodes of back pain.
Notable Symptoms of Back Pain Connected to Excess Weight
Individuals who are obese or severely overweight and have back pain tend to exhibit one or more of the following symptoms:
- Fatigue during short periods of exercise,
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath,
- Pain in the leg or knee that is more severe than pain in the back,
- Increase in pain with back extension (bending backwards)
Because due to gain in weight, you are welcoming the other diseases such as an increase in blood pressure, increase in diabetes, and heart disease.
If these two diseases happen, heart disease also catches the person very quickly, and these all may cause you due to weight gain.
Types of Back Pain Related to Obesity
Higher body weight increases the likelihood of developing serious health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
Obesity is also related to conditions that specifically affect the spine and lower back.
Ways to Reduce Weight for Back Pain Relief
To reduce weight, follow a healthy lifestyle, eat healthy nutritious food in regular quantity, in controlled quantity and do exercise, there is no rocket science to this, no neurosurgery is involved in this to do it, there is no big hard secret to it.
Methods of weight loss have been studied for their ability to relieve pain. Active programs have fared far better than passive advice, information, or lifestyle coaching. It is essential for individuals who have back pain and are overweight or obese to take action and change daily habits for long-lasting results.
The most recommended ways: A healthy diet, Frequent, moderate to high-intensity exercise.
A low-energy liquid diet, which is best followed under medical supervision.