Study highlights role of physical activity in the relationship of BMI, low back pain

  • Orthopedics Today, November 2013

NEW ORLEANS — A study presented at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting indicated that small increases in moderate physical activity can reduce the risk of back pain in Americans with higher body mass indices.

"We demonstrated that modest reductions in sedentary time and increases in moderate physical activity have a greater impact on low back pain risk in overweight Americans than on the general population," Matthew Smuck, MD, said during his presentation.

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