HOW DOES WEIGHT AFFECT SPINE HEALTH?
Your spine is made up of bones stacked on top of each other with discs that act as cushions in between. Your spine is designed to handle pressure and movement. However, when you are overweight, the excess pressure can strain the various parts of our spine and result in pain that can range from uncomfortable to debilitating. Excess weight can alter the natural curve of your spine, press on the discs leading to herniations, cause pressure on the nerves that travel through the central canal, and strain muscles and ligaments that support your back. Excess weight can also lead to the development of arthritis in the back.
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