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Are people who are obese more likely to suffer with pain?

Obesity and pain are related. Conditions associated with obesity—high blood pressure and diabetes—can contribute to lower back pain. In this video, Devi Nampiaparampil, MD, chief of pain management at Veterans Affairs, explains why.


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