Why is it that 8 out of every 10 Mexicans have had back pain?

Centro de la columna Vertebral: 05 February, 2019

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Why 8 out of every 10 Mexicans have had back pain?

Did you know that 8 out of every 10 Mexicans have had back pain or will have it at some point in their lives? This problem is more common than one would think, and it has serious repercussions on everyday life. Learn more about this topic and remember to see a specialist if you suffer sudden or chronic back pain.

Back pain

Back pain among Mexicans represents the eighth cause of medical consultations. Most causes are unspecific: factors such as muscle deterioration and lack of physical activity contribute to their occurrence. In addition, there are different conditions and diseases that can cause it: herniated discs, lower back pain, nerve damage, bone damage, etc.

Why 8 out of every 10 Mexicans have had back pain?

The main reason why 8 out of 10 Mexicans have had back pain is overweight and the sedentariness. About 73% of the population is overweight or obese to some degree. This causes both the spine and the tissue supporting it to gradually lose their ability to fulfill their natural function, so various problems that cause back pain may occur.

Most serious problems that affect the spine can be controlled with early and timely medical care.


Back pain is one of the main causes of work-related disability. In addition, it is one of the causes of loss of mobility among people under 45. If the pain is not properly addressed on time, it can lead to long-term consequences: from momentary loss of mobility to permanent damage to the spinal nerves.

See a specialist at the CCV

At Centro de la Columna Vertebral we have helped our patients to improve their quality of life for over 24 years. We offer integrated care for all types of spinal/back conditions and diseases. We do not use surgery or invasive procedures. Contact your nearest clinic to schedule an assessment appointment.


"The information contained in this blog is of an informative nature; it seeks to promote good health habits in the population and by no means replaces medical consultation. Content reviewed and corrected by Dr. Armando Acevedo Mendez, orthopedics and traumatology specialist. Professional license: 602691"

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