Study: Increased Body Mass Associated With Higher Intensity Back PainWritten by Laura Miller | July 18, 2011
A larger amount of fat is associated with high levels of low back pain intensity and disability, according to a study published in Spine.
There were 13 patients with body mass indices of 18-55 kilograms per square meters who were recruited for the study. The body mass index was associated with higher levels of back pain intensity and disability while higher levels of pain intensity were positively associated with total body and lower limb fat.
There is no correlation between low back pain and lean tissue mass.
Read the abstract about body mass correlation with low back pain.
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