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Who gets back pain?

Posted Mar 26 2010 8:06am

Who gets back pain?

Well, actually, anyone can.
Approximately 80% of individuals will have an episode of back pain some time during their life.
People with poor physical fitness.
Obese people, as excessive weight places stress on joints.
As you grow old some people suffer from Spinal Arthritis, there are some factors that can contribute to a person's risk of developing spinal arthritis i.e. over used joints, injury or trauma, family history,weakened immune system or infections such as Lyme disease.
Some pregnant woman can suffer from back pain.
Your workload can cause it i.e. how much you carry or push around.
Heredity – apparently some back pain problems like arthritis and spondylitis can have a genetic link.
People who smoke have a greater risk of back problems as your body may not be able to get enough nutrients to the disks in your back. (My Mum was a chain smoker, so it does make you think …...)

And finally, I bet you did not know that black women are 2-3 times more likely than white women to have part of the lower spine slip out of place.

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