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Why do they say I should lose weight to reduce my back pain?

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Dr. Paul Kovatis
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In brief: Weight hurts the bac

Weight can place excess stress on all joints , ligaments and muscles of the back and trunck and lead to postrual abormalities, abnormal walking and sitting patterns and back pain.
It also causes generalized muscle weakness . One major treatment for back issues is core muscle strengthening as well as weight loss for these reasons.

In brief: Weight hurts the bac

Weight can place excess stress on all joints , ligaments and muscles of the back and trunck and lead to postrual abormalities, abnormal walking and sitting patterns and back pain.
It also causes generalized muscle weakness . One major treatment for back issues is core muscle strengthening as well as weight loss for these reasons.
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