Can I avoid spinal fusion surgery by losing weight?

A normal weight is always recommended for your overall health. Excessive weight can lead to numerous health issues including spine problems.

Excessive weight increases the risk for numerous diseases and puts much strain on your spine. Keeping a normal weight is essential in order to avoid spine problems and surgery. Extra kilos enhance the degenerative forces that affect your spine and lead to disc problems.

There are different factors that can help you avoid spine problems and back pain and maintaining a healthy weight is one of them.

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