Strive, don’t survive,
Dr. Quentin Smith
Are you gaining weight due to poor diet and not enough exercise? If you lose your core strength then you are at increased risk of disc bulge or sacroiliac strain which cause back pain. If you are eating refined sugar and fatty foods then your muscles will not be getting the proper protein to keep them contracting and growing like they need. So, it’s not necessarily the increased weight that causes the back pain but how you are putting on that excess weight.
Try to eat healthy and get more exercise and see if your pain goes away.
Additional weight is a stressor to the body and to the joints. Your body will eventually become accustomed to the weight gain, but it still adds stress to the spine over time.
Dr. Caitlin Zietz, B.Sc., D.C.
Yes, this is normal to have an increase in back pain after some weight gain. Adding a little weight causes additional strain on the muscles and joints in your back. The stress can put the low back out of alignment, which any chiropractor should be able to help you with.
This Is Dr. Steven Moon, Concord Chiropractic.
You should be checked by a qualified Chiropractor to see what is going on in your case. Many things can cause problems like this, including: pinched or irritated nerves, disc narrowing or degeneration, and arthritic spurring. You should be checked to make sure what it is. When you gain weight, it does put more pressure on the spine and it is not linear. If you put on an extra 10 pounds, it can increase pressure on your back by 100 pounds!
Best wishes in good health,
Dr. Moon, Concord Chiropractic
When that pressure builds up on your discs they spread out to irritate your nerves, which leads to low back pain. Think of the discs like balloons, when you squish a balloon the air relocates and that is what is happening to your discs in your back.
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