Most pain associated with weight gain is neck, back and joint related. Some specific symptoms are knee and ankle pain as these joints carry the bulk of our weight. Although there is no “magic” number as to how much excess weight can cause or contribute to back pain, it is known that people who are severely overweight often are at greater risk for back pain, joint pain and muscle strain than those who are not obese.
In addition to back pain, people who are obese or severely overweight may experience other symptoms including fatigue, difficulty breathing and shortness of breath. If the pain causes a person to avoid activity and exercise, then this can indirectly lead to weight gain…and this can become a never ending circle. See our video below for more information on how pain is affected by weight gain.
Pain Stop utilizes advanced and integrated weight loss methods as part of a complete pain management regimen. If you are struggling with pain and weight management,
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