Belly Fat and Back Pain
Disc Degeneration and Being Overweight
Back Pain Solutions
The best solution for back pain caused by extra weight is weight loss, weight maintenance and exercise. Try simple stretching, crunches and pelvic tilts, all done by laying flat with knees bent. Dr. Oz recommends watching out for weight gain to avoid back pain and cautions that gaining weight puts pressure on the lower back, a common area for pain and discomfort. Exercises that strengthen back and abdominal muscles and protect the structures in the spine relieve sore, stiff muscles, prevent spinal disc problems and can eliminate back pain. Low-impact aerobic exercises, spine stabilization, strength training exercises, yoga and Tai Chi all strengthen and protect abdominal muscles and spinal structures, reports the University of Maryland Medical Center.