7 Things Your Back Pain Is Trying To Tell You – Prevention.com

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Most of us suffer with back pain at one time or another in our lives. Sometimes the cause is obvious because we may experienced an injury. However, sometimes the cause of our back pain might be something we’ve overlooked. For example, the cause of our back pain could be due to stress, overuse of technology, poor posture, muscle imbalance, a disc injury or even cradling a new baby. Of course there is always the possibility that your back pain could be something more serious, so always consult your physician.

Key Takeaways:

  • It might not be a surprise to learn that stress can cause tight muscles and knots in your neck and upper back, which can definitely hurt. But anxiety might also cause you to have back spasms
  • Having a slumped neck and rounded shoulders puts an additional 60 pounds of weight on your spine and can inadvertently change your posture and cause back pain
  • Most types of back pain resolve on their own within six weeks, so if yours hasn’t—or it’s getting worse—it’s probably time to see a physician

“Pain, by definition, is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong.”