Menu
Appointment (02) 9745 4259 Location & hours
Get on the right track for your health.

Weight related back problems

Common sense and (increasingly) scientific studies tell us that overweight and obese people have the greatest risk of back problems and the worst recovery rate. A patient’s fear of movement and a lack of exercise are major factors that prevent genuine recovery. In effect, we have a vicious cycle of back issues and inactivity which usually leads to more severe and chronic problems:

  • Severe ligament and muscle strain in the lower back.
  • Excess abdominal fat that pulls the pelvis permanently forward causing lower back pain.
  • Sciatica from herniated disc, excess pressure on the spinal column.
  • Pinched nerves, rounded back.

Therefore, patients are wise to adopt a two-pronged approach to back pain and spinal column recovery:

  1. A proper weight reduction program to reduce the pressure on the lower back caused by excess belly fat and cellulite around the arms, legs, etc.
  2. A gradual exercise program that initially encourages limited, low-risk movement, followed by more regular rehabilitation exercises as patients become lighter and healthier.

Modest weight loss is widely recommended as a treatment for some types of osteoarthritis, including arthritis of the spine.


Disclaimer

We do not warrant or represent that the information in this site is free from errors or omissions or is suitable for your intended use. We recommend that you seek individual advice before acting on any information in this site. We have made every effort to ensure that the information on our website is correct at the time of publication but recommend that you exercise your own skill and care with respect to its use. If you wish to purchase our services, please do not rely solely on the information in this website.

Make an appointment

Put an end to unnecessary pain.

Appointment

Questions?

Call our friendly staff now.

(02) 9745 4259

Get free news

Sign up now. No spam.