Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Top 6 Unexpected Culprits of Back Pain, Coming in at #6 is...

Culprit No. 6: Your crazy schedule

Just like the rest of you, your back muscles can tense up when you’re frazzled. Muscles are designed to contract and relax, Sinett explains, but when you’re stressed, they may contract so much that they can eventually start to spasm. Stress also boosts production of the hormone cortisol, which increases inflammation and can lead to achiness, he says.

On top of that, "Chronic stress can affect the way a person perceives pain," says Alan Hilibrand, MD, spokesman for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and professor of orthopaedic and neurological surgery at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. "So those who are stressed will often have a harder time managing back pain than those who aren’t." Low-impact aerobic exercise (think walking or working out on an elliptical trainer) may help relieve back pain and ease stress - so you can beat the pain for good.


  1. I have been having back pain for about a year after my accident on 95. The pain is coming from my neck, shoulders,and upper back. After my Philadelphia personal injury lawyer helps me with receiving my finances, I am looking into finding a chiropractor and maybe even a Yoga center. Do you think Yoga exercises can help at all with back pain? Also, I see that you have a FB page, but do you happen to have a Twitter account at all ?

  2. Uncomfortable sitting and sleeping can cause Back pain disease very fast.Always trying to sleep without any stress and do some stretching while sitting on the office chairs.It helps to release some stress and remain body flexibility. Middle Back Pain Exercise