Risk Factors for Back Pain
80% of the population will experience a back problem in their life, but there are things that can increase back pain risks: getting older, poor physical fitness, being overweight, smoking and job.
Dr. Jose Mena, Interventional Spine Specialist with Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, says most patients don’t move enough and they’re not getting their muscles properly fit. When the areas are weakened, that can cause pain. Being sedentary can also cause back pain, the specialist affirms.