Lose Weight, Lose the Back Pain?

4 tips for losing weight and managing back pain.

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How Your Discs Are Like a Tire

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Being overweight puts extra pressure on your intervertebral discs, which can ultimately accentuate your spinal curves and increase your risk of injury.

Imagine a jam-packed car. Now imagine that the tires of the car begin to bulge and weaken from supporting too much weight. This is what can happen to your discs when you’re overweight.

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