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Back Pain

How can weak stomach or pelvic muscles contribute to back pain?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
    The muscles in your lower back have a similar function as your knees. Namely, they have the responsibility of supporting a lot of your body weight, but they just aren't strong enough to support you all by themselves. That's bad, because they're often abandoned by the stomach and pelvic muscles that really should work in harmony with them to support our upright structure. (Who ever said it was easy being a muscle?) Left to support you all by their lonesome, your lower back muscles become overtaxed. This leads to lower back pain.
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