Extra weight added on to your body can not only effect your overall health, but is a known cause for lower back pain. In a study conducted, 6,796 adults were closely analyzed to see the correlation between obesity and lower back pain. Results exhibited that lower back pain was elevated as the body mass index increased(BMI), and for adults struggling with extreme obesity, their risk was four times higher than individuals at a normal weight. BMI’s are able to tell us a plethora of things, in regards to a patients weight and height. Increasing or incorporating physical activity into your lifestyle is an important facet to creating a healthy and pain free lifestyle. Even brief aerobic exercises such as walking, make a difference in lowering the risk of suffering from lower back pain.