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Do stress result in back pain?

Do stress result in back pain?

It can: stress can affect almost any part of our bodies. try to maintain good spinal health, start now! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

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


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What should I do about back pain caused from stress?

What should I do about back pain caused from stress?

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

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Can stress and anxiety cause back pain?

Can stress and anxiety cause back pain?

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

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Can stress, overfatigue or anxiety trigger back pain?

Can stress, overfatigue or anxiety trigger back pain?

Yes: Among many other physical symptoms. It's a great reason to resolve those issues in CBT therapy or w/ mindfullness meditation, yoga, etc. Do it! So many hings will feel better! ...Read more

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Can stress cause lower back pain?

Can stress cause lower back pain?

Stress is a factor: Stress can cause many things as high blood pressure, weight gain, anxiety, etc. Stress can tense your nerves in turn tighten your muscles to where they go into spasm. See the many stress relief searches online to see what can work for you. If those don't help see your physician. ...Read more

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Could my lower back pain be caused by stress?

Could my lower back pain be caused by stress?

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 more

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

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

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 more

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Can severe anxiety and stress cause kidney or lowr back pain?

Can severe anxiety and stress cause kidney or lowr back pain?

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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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.

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.

See a psychiatrist: It sounds like you may have a combination of anxiety and depression. Symptoms sound severe enough that you should seek the help if a psychiatrist. You would be surprised to see how much better you can feel with adequate treatment! ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,105 doctors shared insights

Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more