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Did you know that being overweight affects your lumbar spine?

Did you know that being overweight affects ?

Did you know that being overweight affects your lumbar spine?

In the last 15 years, the increase in obesity in Mexico has been impressive, since currently, 73% of the adult population is overweight or obese.

Lower back pain is common in obese or overweight people. This pain can become acute and chronic progressive. There is a  connection between obesity and lower back pain: extra weight exerts more pressure on the spine, especially in the lumbar area. 

We will explain it better. We know the column supports the weight of the body, especially the torso mass, so when this weight increases, the torso expands, and the axial load on the column increases too. As a consequence, the gravity center moves away from the front of the spine. Both weight gain and abnormal geometric weight distribution increase the forces supported by the spine.

And if we add to this the daily activities that are apparently “normal” such as bending, postural changes, hyperextension, and lifting weights, etc., which end up damaging our spine much more due to the repetitions and the extra effort we dedicate.

At the end of the day, there is the consequence of taking the torso out of its neutral position and repeatedly increasing pain in the spine or lower back throughout the day, until we reach a point where the pain is unbearable.

Did you know that being overweight affects?

Our recommendation is simple, have a balanced diet, exercise 30 minutes a day with your favorite physical activity, and use Cordus  to relieve pain. Cordus works in the deepest intervertebral muscles, where masseurs and chiropractors can not reach with their fingers.

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