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Stress Related Back Pain
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Stress treatment: In general terms, the treatment would involve stress reduction techniques such as yoga, meditation, biofeedback, vacation, etc. I would certainly recommend seeing a physician to evaluate whether there is any significant underlying pathology causing the back pain, before assuming it is stress-related. ...Read more
Anxiety & back pain?: Yes. stress and anxiety can cause back pain. When we're anxious we experience muscle tension. The back is one place that this tension is frequently most pronounced. The tension leads to contraction, unhealthy posture, & sometimes pain. Back pain is one of the most common medical sxs, so do see your doc for an evaluation for medical conditions that could be causing ur pain & to discuss ur anxiety ...Read more
Seek Doctor's Help: Psychological and emotional factors could lead to physical symptoms including back pain. Psychosomatic factors can cause or maintain back pain. These factors can lead to anxiety, fear, which may then lead to physical deconditioning, which can lead to myofascial pain, and even depression. Although we know that stress can lead to or worsen back pain, the exact mechanism is not really well known. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have lower back pain all the time and massauges only make it go away for a little while. I'm stressed out alot. Is this why I have this back pain?
I get stressed out for no reason. Not sexual active no more, can't sleep, have back pain, nervous all the time. I need help.
Marked anxiety: can be held as tension in neck and back muscle which can lead to spasm and pain. ...Read more
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