Bergen County Back Pain Expert: Are Those Killer Heels Killing You?

complete without them. Although heels can be quite expensive, there’s something that comes free with them—back pain. According to the American Osteopathic Organization, long term use of heels do not merely lead to leg injuries and deformity, it’s also linked to lower back pain. As you wear heels, your foot slides forward in the shoe, resulting to an improper weight distribution. You incline forward so in order to keep your balance, you lean back and overarch your back. It looks sexy because it makes your hips appear more prominent. But this improper alignment strains the spine, often associated with problems like slipped or herniated disc, which can lead to severe back pain if left untreated.