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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can stress and anxiety cause these lower back pain?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Possible: How we feel and respond to pain can be very dependent on our mood, level of fatigue and chronicity of symptoms.
Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 52 years experience
Maybe: Although it is generally accepted there is an association between increased stress/anxiety and lower back pain, there are no good studies to explain why and how. Most attribute the pain to muscle tension, but there are theories of unconscious anger & rage. I would 1st suggest that you see your pcp to see if there is another source of your pain that can be identified & treated. Then try yoga.

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