Back pain

Chronic Pain Associated with Obesity.

Among a sample of 6,524 elderly men and women, researchers found that those characterized as overweight had a 23% increased risk for pain that can persist for weeks, months, or even years. Furthermore, participants whose body mass index fell into the obese range had a 71% heightened risk for chronic pain. The study reveals that persistent pain is common among older adults and that weight loss may play a role in the treatment of patients with chronic pain.
Achieves of Gerontology and Geriatrics, February 2018