Home > Medical > Backache > FAQs Updated 12 February 2013 Who is at risk of getting back pain? People who lead a sedentary lifestyle and who are overweight have a high risk of getting back pain. 0 Pin It Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Addicted to painkillers? » Follow Health24 on Twitter » Join Body Talk » The great guide to good posture 6 pains you shouldn't ignore People who lead a sedentary lifestyle and who are overweight have a high risk of getting back pain. Those with poor posture, older people and people who are genetically predisposed to get back pain are also at risk. Pregnant women, people who smoke, people who overexert their backs during sporting or other activities and people who are depressed fall in a high risk category. Certain types of repetitive work, such as factory work or truck driving, can also lead to back pain. More in Medical Does bed rest help for back pain? And back braces? More: BackacheFAQs advertisement Get a quote Selfmed - the one with the apple Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare Medihelp - quality, affordable medical scheme cover Frank.Net - save on life insurance! advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Diet and nutrition Eating disorders on the rise Lifestyle Mbuli died of pulmonary embolism Medical Sugar injections ease knee arthritis pain Medical Computer may predict infectious influenza Medical Global Aids programme looks ahead Medical Extra vitamin D may ease crohn's symptoms From our sponsors There are more than 200 different viruses which can cause a cold A clinically proven skin care range is now available Medihelp’s regional information sessions Superior comfort and support Live healthier Be vitamin-smart » A-Z of vitamins What is vitamin C? Ask the expert Why we need vitamin D Even in a country with an abundance of sunlight you might have a vitamin D deficiency. Here's why. Beat acne » Stars with scars Acne tips Skincare Myths about acne Through the ages, there have been many myths about acne. We list the myths and give you the facts.