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Does Overweight Cause Sciatica
Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more
YES!: Obestiy is a major contributing factor to lumbar degenerative disc disease which is often the primary cause of "sciatica" which is nerve root compression. Excess weight puts more stress on the spinal skeletal. The spine bones known as vertebrae are separated by shock absorbers known as discs. Imagine overloading your car with too many passengers. The shock absorbers would have excess strain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is a good way to prevent blood clots? never had them,besides being overweight I think I have no risks for it.I get anxious when I get sciatica.
More info!: To develop Blood Clots a patient either has to have had a severe traumatic injury or other risk factors,like obesity,smoking ,estrogen or blood protein deficiencies!, daily exercise ,weight loss! Quitting cigarettes, and been active are all protective! Any family or genetic deficiencies need to be factored in!, sciatica causes mechanical back pain,not associated w clots! Best ...Read more
Am overweight, but losing and exercising. Just had thr. Having achy low back pain both sides. An issue for my ortho?
Could be: However unless you need surgery, likely ortho will not do much for it. I would suggest getting an MRI of your spine to be sure. It will let you know if this muscle issue versus a spine nerve impingement also known as sciatica. Recommend seeing a pain/spine specialist instead. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very rare: tumor induction of sciatic pain rare. In those cases it is usually metastatic cancer to the spine or dura catching L4,5, S1-3 posterior nerve roots that cause nerve compression. Almost all sciatic pain is compression of nerve roots by prolapsed disc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more
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