Overweight and chronic pain linked

no secret that obesity leads to joint pain, low back pain, headaches.An interesting fact is that depression and bad heredity is reinforced this link.

known that overweight people are at risk for development of chronic pain, especially when exposed to excess weight on the joints.Back pain and osteoarthritis - the most common diseases accompanied by pain associated with being overweight.

Experiment

The study involved 3471 people.Scientists want to understand how genetics and psychological factors may influence the development of obesity and chronic pain.

Previous studies have shown that overweight people are at risk for development of chronic pain, especially when exposed to excess weight on the joints.Back pain and osteoarthritis are the most common diseases that are accompanied by pain associated with being overweight.

In the new study, Lisa Johnson of the University of California, San Diego, and colleagues from the University of Seattle, Washington, watched the 3.471 person to understand how th

e family history in combination with psychological factors affect the development of communications between overweightand development of chronic pain.

"In general, people who are overweight more often develop pain in the lower back, headaches, fibromyalgia, abdominal pain and diffuse chronic pain, than people with normal body weight, after adjustment for sex, age and the presence of depression, "- said Dr. Wright and colleagues in the journal Pain.The same study participants found that a family history of depression, and play a significant role in the development of the relationship between obesity and chronic pain.

People who are depressed, often lead a sedentary lifestyle, which can lead to obesity, and facilitate the transition into a chronic pain condition.

Chronic pain and obesity are major problems of the US health care system;found that the costs associated with providing assistance to people suffering from overweight, increasing annually by about 118 billion dollars.And the costs of medical care for people suffering from chronic pain, and loss of productivity each year costs the state $ 70 billion.

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