Stress and backaches
Can stress cause backaches?
Stress can make you more likely to get a backache. Also, reducing stress can help you recover more quickly from a back injury. But, be careful not to blame back pain on stress, because you may be overlooking a serious cause.
It is important to see a doctor right away if:
Your back pain extends to the buttocks, arms, or legs
You have weakness or numbness in your arms or legs
You have any loss of bladder or bowel control
The pain wakes you up from sleep
Imagine holding your arm straight out, grasping a rope. In the beginning, it is easy but the longer you keep your arm held high and your hand gripping the rope, the harder it becomes. Your arm will begin to get tired, your fingers will want to let go. As you continue to hold on, you become more and more uncomfortable. Sooner or later the physical act of holding the rope will be too much to bear. It will take a toll on your muscles and you will need to let go.
So it goes with stress . Situations that cause temporary stress can be painful but bearable. But as you live with chronic stress, it begins to take its toll on your body. You can’t sleep or maybe you sleep too much, your digestive system doesn’t work the way it used to, you deal with headaches on a daily basis, you sometimes want to just give up or cry for no reason. All of this is easily noticeable but chronic stress also impacts you in ways you can’t see; when you are stressed your heart works hard...
Life can be a pain in the groin. You hear about groin pain all the time if you watch enough football, baseball and basketball. But, you do not have to be an athlete to experience a pain in the area where the abdomen meets the legs. Actually, it is quite easy to understand why so many people experience groin pain at some point in life because so much is happening in that region of the body. Many different muscles attach in that area. The major bones of the spine, pelvis, and legs join in that area. And some very important internal organs lie nearby as well. With so much that can go wrong, it is no wonder why life can be a pain in the groin.
By far and away, the most common cause of groin pain is muscular. Did you ever wonder why a big 300 pound lineman could hit the ground and wince like a baby due to a groin injury? Hey, those muscles really can hurt. One muscle is the Iliopsoas which flexes the hip. Because of its deep position along the spine before it attaches in the groin, ...
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