Updated 16 October 2019

What increases the risk for back pain?

There are a number of different risk factors which can increase the likelihood of developing back pain.

Smoking, ageing, a sedentary lifestyle, poor posture, obesity, pregnancy and genetic factors are all risk factors for developing back pain.

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