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How your WEIGHT causes Low back Pain….
June 19th, 2017 By Blog, Health Blog

Dr. Mark Bell of City of Orange Physical Medicine Group, voted one of the top 5 Chiropractors in Orange County.

Excess weight  is one of the leading causes of low back pain.

Why?  Its all about PHYSICS! 


Due to the Natural lordotic curve of the Lumbar Spine, it is vulnerable to excess force in the front or anterior. Excess weight in the abdominal area creates magnified compression forces to the Lumbar spine vertebrae, discs, and muscles.

For every 1 pound that you are OVERWEIGHT… Equals 7 pounds of pressure on your low back muscles and lumbar spine!  So..if you are 25 lbs over weight that is about 175 lbs of pressure and added stress to the Lumbar spine and supportive structures like muscle, disc and vertebrae.

The Lumbar spine lordosis ( spinal curve ) is designed to handle the normal stresses of everyday activity and It’s a wonder of natural engineering. But, like any structure man made or natural, if more stress is applied than it was designed for and applied over time, failure starts to occur. The result is strain, inflammation, spasms, impingement ( Sciatica) and pain involving the Muscles, nerves, discs and vertebrae.

At City of Orange Physical Medicine Group, our team of Medical Doctors, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, and Deep Tissue Specialists have great success treating low back pain. Our Health Care Specialists will form a specialized individual treatment plan for you and get you on the right path to feeling better, getting your pain under control, Helping you with Diet and weight management, and living happier and healthier.


Chronic Pain causes many other problems… medication dependency,  fatigue, sleeplessness, depression, lack of concentration. It can affect your ability to enjoy life and so much more. If you or a loved one is suffering with chronic muscle or joint pain call for a COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION, we would be happy to sit down and discuss how we can help.


— The City of Orange Physical Medicine Group, We are Medical Doctors and Nurses, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Deep Tissue Therapy and Physical Rehabilitation all working together offering a complete approach to treatment for pain. in the convenience of one office in the City of Orange

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