Overweight and Back Pain
Being overweight increases not only the risk of developing back pain but also of making the existing issues worse and more chronic.
Because the back is such complicated structure of bones muscle, nerves and tissue it is difficult even today to say and predict cause and effect of pain and factors that cause the pain. But research has shown that back pain is very closely affected by obesity and being overweight. In particular if the extra weight is at the stomach area.
This is because the extended weight which is further away from the spine than is normal pulls the back out of alignment and causes stresses on the muscles and nerves the spine itself as it gets pulled out of shape. This can result in dislocation, misalignment and pinched nerve issues and the more extended the stomach is the worse the problem. So pain results and this can be a good source for weight loss motivation and inspiration to lose belly fat. However one should not leave the overweight condition to carry on too long that it becomes chronic. Because a long term overweight condition can give rise to a chronic back problem which can be for life.
Being overweight can lead you to be physically semi-cripple and to even hobble around using a walking stick. This is misery!
The other issue here is that a slim abdomen area with conditioned muscles is a natural support for the whole length of the spine and keeps it in its correct healthy position and alignment. It is also a known fact that people who are chronically overweight are more prone to osteoporosis
Apart from what can result to the back from being overweight there are other medical conditions which can make this worse. If one has any of the following as few or a combination the result can be more acute by developing tenseness which can lead to muscle cramps and even migraines
Back degeneration as a condition is made worse by having these issues:
- Spinal fractures
- Spinal Inflammation or infection
- Slipped or prolapsed discs
- Sitting Posture
- Sedentary lifestyle
A lot of these factors are lifestyle related and are incorporated into being overweight. If you add these all up then living with too many of them can be result in getting weight loss motivation going so as to becomes slim again and lose that belly fa,t and feel good about oneself, and end up enjoying a healthy life.