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 » 10 ways to manage back pain The great guide to good posture 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 Bestmed - offering you quality healthcare and freedom of choice Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare Medihelp - quality, affordable medical scheme cover 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 Lifestyle Kids' movies send mixed messages Mental health Depression may be a result of concussion Lifestyle Firms cash in on your flexi-time Lifestyle Poor dental health may affect thinking Lifestyle Cords from blinds may strangle kids Medical US state laws can help curb binge drinking From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life. Live healthier Grief » Phases of grief Culture and grief Grieving in holidays How do you deal with grief? There is no right way of coping with death. The way a person grieves depends on the personality of that person and the relationship with the person who has died. Weight loss » Healthy snacking Weight and heart Texting and weight 10 tips to lose weight Need to shed some weight? Get rid of those extra kilos for good with these 10 expert weight loss tips, compiled by Health24's DietDoc, Dr Ingrid van Heerden.