Stress and backaches
Can stress cause backaches?
Stress can make you more susceptible to getting a backache. Similary, reducing stress can help you recovery 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 radiates 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.
by Sharon M. Smith, M.D.
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