Are People Who Are Obese More Likely to Suffer With Pain?

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A lot of the things that go along with obesity such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other health factors can also cause some of the conditions that cause pain, so they tend to go together. If people have high cholesterol, diabetes, if they smoke, if they have high blood pressure, then what happens is those blood vessels are not able to function as well, they're not as wide open and they're a little bit damaged.

So the blood flow to the actual disc that brings the healing factors and nutrients, that blood flow is limited and then the amount of healing that takes place may be limited. So it's related in a sense that if somebody is obese and that obesity is causing them to have high blood pressure to release high cholesterol then it can affect their painful conditions as well such as back pain.