Can bad knees affect your back?

Yes. Knee pain can cause you to change your posture in an effort to avoid it. Since our back muscles make frequent but small adjustments, this can cause spasms and tension or just tire those muscles out. This can lead to more aches and pains in your back. It's important for everyone to strengthen his or her core and back to prevent this.

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