Published on March 21, 2013
Does your back hurt lately? Back pain is caused by a lot of different things. Poor posture is one. If you’re not careful with the way you sit or lie down, you could experience pain soon after. Unhealthy habits like lack of sleep can also be a reason. Anxiety can also be a likely culprit; it was for me.
How Anxiety Causes Back Pain:
The direct relationship between back pain and anxiety is not clear. It is known that anxiety and stress can trigger different physical manifestations, and back pain appears to be one of the most common. This is because anxiety can result to muscle tension, and the back can be one of the most affected parts of the body. This can be especially true for the working class who have to sit in their desks all day. They are prone to stress and, in effect, body pains.
Intermittent back pain is unlikely to be serious and can be relieved easily. But once it becomes chronic and is anxiety-induced, it’s best to take better care of your health and manage your situation.
Chronic back pain caused by anxiety happens, and it can result in even worse problems (such as a herniated disc, which happened to one of my clients). Don’t wait for the same situation to occur before you start doing something.
The good news is that you don’t have to take an anxiety drug to alleviate this kind of pain and ease the problem. I dealt with mine using natural methods. These are the same ways I suggested my clients do. They worked for me and seem to work for my clients as well.
Relieving Back Pain Caused by Anxiety:
If it is not debilitating and you are still capable of working out, get some regular exercise. Stretching out your muscles and getting some physical activity done may help you get your body in better shape and allow you to alleviate those nasty pains. Working out will give you the chance to work your body and put your muscles in good use. It can provide relief and at the same time improve your fitness and strength.
Forming healthy habits will also help you both manage your anxiety and get rid of your back pain. First, make sure you get enough sleep every night. Don’t waste your time doing unnecessary things at night and head to bed early. Make sure you sleep in a proper position so that it wouldn’t aggravate the pain that you feel. Also, sleep can help you cope with anxiety better. It can be hard to get some shut-eye at first, but when you get around to it, it will be easy to sleep on your worries.
Mental fatigue can do more harm to your body than you can imagine, so it’s best to manage it before it turns into something worse. The methods mentioned can alleviate both your anxiety and back pain which accompanies it. Eventually, they might even help you eliminate both of these problems in their entirety.
About the Author: Ryan Rivera is an anxiety specialist who suffered from intense back pain himself during his bout with anxiety. He has information on overcoming anxiety at www.calmclinic.com.