Date Published: October/November 2014
Author: Max W. Cohen, MD, FAAOS
Do you ever feel a twinge when you move a certain way and worry that a back problem is developing? Or perhaps you already suffer from lower back pain at times?
Many factors and conditions can affect the health of your spine. But almost all conditions, even those with a genetic component, can be influenced by things you do – or don’t do – in your daily life. Some of the most important influences are your posture, your weight, your bone density and whether you smoke.