Weight as a Factor of Back Pain




Fat alone is inflammatory and having a lot of an additional fat can cause a little low-grade inflammation, degeneration of musculoskeletal system and increase blood sugar.

All of these factors can cause a high risk to have advanced glycation end products (AGEs) that causes degeneration of the discs, explains Dr. Amir Mahajer, Interventional Spine Specialist with Baptist Health Neuroscience Center.

The specialist also says if a physician tells the patient, who is 50 or 60, that he has arthritis in the spine, it’s a normal product.

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