How Are Back Pain, Obesity, and Exercise Connected?

Study examines influence of exercise on the relationship between low back pain, obesity

Nicolle Heller

Americans who are extremely obese have a four-fold increased risk of back pain, yet adding just 20 minutes of light exercise each day can lower that risk by a surprising 32 percent, according to an award-winning study presented at the North American Spine Society (NASS) 2013 annual meeting.

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