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The One Cause of Back Pain You May Not Know About

By Stepy Kamei

Anyone who has ever had any sort of back pain can tell you firsthand that the discomfort it causes can lead to quite a lot of stress and anxiety. This is understandable, given that back pain can often be debilitating to the point in which it interferes with a person accomplishing many of their routine daily tasks. Often, one of the reasons back pain is so stressful to deal with is that it seems to come out of nowhere. However, studies are showing that one of the most common causes of back pain may be stress and anxiety itself. The good news is that you do have the ability to change up your lifestyle habits so that you're less susceptible to the vicious cycle of stress, back pain, and more stress. 

How Exactly Does Stress Lead to Back Pain, Anyway?

In order to better understand how stress can impact the body, it's necessary to keep in mind how a person's physical body reacts to stress. Take a moment to think about the changes your body goes through when you're in a state of high stress and anxiety. What do you notice? Your muscles will probably tighten up -- especially the muscles in your neck, back, and chest. When stress becomes a prolonged issue which doesn't get properly resolved, the constant muscle tension it leads to can affect the body in such a way that it creates back pain, soreness, and stiffness. 

How to Let Go of Stress for Better Health and Wellness Overall

It's a good idea to work on finding stress relief tactics which work for you. There are many reasons for this, not the least of which is to bring relief from back pain that may be chronic. You may want to consider taking the time to learn about deep breathing techniques, meditation, or yoga. 

Getting good amounts of physical exercise on a regular basis is also important for reducing levels of stress in the body. Numerous studies have shown a link between the amount of exercise performed and the amount of the stress hormone cortisol that remains in the body. 

Finally, you'll want to check out chiropractic care in your area. Chiropractors at one of more than 370 The Joint Chiropractic clinics can help you get to your best and healthiest self.

To learn more about your health and wellness, you should see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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