This study brings us further proof that in order to have a healthy spine, you must be active. Engaging in regular activity helps you keep you spine mobile and it keeps your muscles strong. Strong muscles support your spine better.
There have been other studies that show that people who suffer from chronic back pain have smaller muscles. These small muscles are also infiltrated with fat cells. You can see this effect on MRI.
Although physical inactivity has been associated with numerous chronic musculoskeletal complaints, few studies have examined its associations with spinal structures. Moreover, previously reported associations between physical activity and low back pain are conflicting. This study examined the associations between physical inactivity and intervertebral disc height, paraspinal fat content and low back pain and disability.
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