Does a beer belly cause back pain?

Can having a large belly or gaining weight can cause back pain?

Level 0 Asked on October 13, 2018 in Health and Fat Loss.
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Weight and back pain are connected. If you are overweight, you will experience back pain. When your weight is too much for your legs, the pressure will go to your back and you will experience pain in the back.

Level 2 Answered on October 15, 2018.
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Beer belly, pot belly or belly fat can and does cause back pain with some people. This is because the excess weight, especially in the belly, strains the back muscles and ligaments resulting to a periodically back pain as a result of the back pulling out of normal alignment when we gain extra weight.

Our normal posture is meant to be upright with our chest out, stomach tucked in and our lower back keeping our hips straight. With weight gained, every part of our body becomes heavier leaving our spine to bear the burden of the weight. This is another way which weight gained can cause back pain.

Level 1 Answered on October 16, 2018.
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