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Do all tall people have bad backs?

  1. daskittlez69 profile image75
    daskittlez69posted 6 years ago

    Do all tall people have bad backs?

  2. edwards101 profile image82
    edwards101posted 6 years ago

    Yes...i am one of them. Tall and very bad at heavy lifting.

  3. Gyldenboy profile image59
    Gyldenboyposted 6 years ago

    I don't know. But I'm 6'3" and I have back problems.

  4. cincin621 profile image58
    cincin621posted 6 years ago

    It's all in your posture and how you carry yourself. I know some really short people with bad backs

  5. Made profile image60
    Madeposted 6 years ago

    Many people seem to have bad backs. Maybe it's because of our lifestyles. I think we sit too much and move too little.

  6. Seeker7 profile image97
    Seeker7posted 6 years ago

    Hi. Yes it is quite common. I think because tall people often have to stoop and bend a lot further than those who are shorter. Having said this, no matter what your height if you stoop, twist and also lift weights while doing so it will injure your back - usually not immediately, it is a cummulative injury that builds up over the years.

  7. regina s profile image58
    regina sposted 6 years ago

    i'm not very tall but my husband is 6'3 and he is always haveing to hunch down to get around, and his back hurts a lot...so i think yes!!!

  8. .josh. profile image60
    .josh.posted 6 years ago

    I think there are a lot of factors to consider, but it does seem to be common. I'm 6'4, and I've had lower back problems for years, which goes back to getting hit from behind playing hockey (in a rec game without a referee or a scorekeeper -- I'm still quite sour about it).

    I think posture has a lot to do with it, as I notice a lot of tall people with poor posture, and after spending the day having to bend over to use counters or tables, or ducking through doors, it can gradually do some damage. It's certainly preventable though. I don't believe all tall people are doomed to have back problems (unless you're an absolute giant like Shaq).

  9. jacqui2011 profile image85
    jacqui2011posted 6 years ago

    I am 5'10" and find that I have to bend a lot further than most of my workmates. I work as a nursery nurse and am constantly lifting up babies and toddlers. I have a lot of back pain with all of the lifting and laying I do. I think part of it has to do with my height, having to bend down so much when putting small children in their cots and beds.

  10. Ruchira profile image76
    Ruchiraposted 6 years ago

    I think it depends on the posture and not how tall a person is...

  11. moneycop profile image78
    moneycopposted 6 years ago

    i am 6.3 feet and at the age of 30 i have no problem. i thin proper exercise and yoga is not only good for tall but also for any one as pain and relief are related to all of us.

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    klevifushaposted 6 years ago

    I'm 6 feet tall and I do feel some sort of discomfort or soreness in back from time to time. I'm guessing it's due to my height.