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How do i get rid of neck/back pain caused by stress?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Stress headache: Rest, warm bath. Meditation. Do something you like (bike, walk, read). Walking helps unwind your mind.
Dr. Gary Birnbaum
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Depends: The true cause of the neck/back pain needs to be determined. The cause may be arthritis rather than stress and there could be even more serious causes for neck/back pain. See your doctor for neck/back paint that persists, is progressively worsening, or waking you from sleep. Some neck/back pain results from the way you hold your phone, work on your computer, or watch television. Call your md.
Dr. Michael Pierce
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Yoga: Yoga is exceptionally well-suited to relieving tension and mobilizing stiff joints and tired muscles. While any exercise, even walking can be helpful, yoga is has been shown to reduce stress, lengthen telomeres, and relieve pain and improve health in a number of ways. Intuitively, one can see how the unusual "postures" involved break the habitual patterns of movement.

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Any suggestions for how to get rid of this terrible back pain?

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Conservative first: Conservative treatment is the first step. A combination of core muscle strengthening, intermittent and as needed use of anti-inflammatory medications and maintaining an ideal body weight is usually effective at managing back pain. If this is unsuccessful, i would recommend seeing a spine specialist.
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What are some good ways to get rid of back pain?

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