People who suffer from weight problems
usually have back problems due to the extra weight they carry
around which impacts on the spine and back. Other problems
associated with obesity include fatigue and breathing difficulties.
For people who are overweight, attention
to overall weight loss is very important as every pound adds
strain to the muscles and ligaments in the back. The spine
can become tilted and stressed unevenly.
The extra weight carried by a person
can pull the pelvis forward and strain the lower back creating
lower back pain.
Patients who carry more weight around
the mid-section are at a greater risk of obesity related health
problems such as lower back pain.