Sufferers from chronic back pain do not always receive good advice from their physicians about the mind-body connection. Some back pain sufferers have observed that their pain increased during periods of stress, and then started to subside when the stress-causing conditions changed. Even when you have a physical diagnosis such as lumbar stenosis, it is important to consider the impact that other issues, like stress and anxiety, may be having on your pain.
- About 6 years ago, my husband had a minor stroke
- I tried doctors, chiropractors, a naturopath (acupuncture included), a pain clinic, had an MRI
- I tried multiple supplements, while working with the naturopath, and a few changes in prescription medications
“I am just short of turning 69 years old. My low back pain started about 7 years ago with minor pain in the right gluteal area. The only formal diagnosis I have for the pain is lumbar stenosis.”