Did you know that lower back pain is the number one cause of years lived with disability? Not only that, but chronic lower back pain is rarely just to do with your muscles, ligaments, and discs. Chronic lower back pain is always multifactorial, meaning there are loads of reasons that contribute to lower back pain.
Stress is a huge factor that maintains lower back pain because it upregulates your nervous system. This means your central nervous system has been cranked up to max volume, which causes you to feel your lower back pain more, even though not much has changed in your lower back! If neglected, this can lead to back pain becoming chronic.
What are some good ways to combat this? There are many relaxation methods in managing stress which can range from regular exercise, breathing deeply, mindfulness, staying positive, and socialising. Osteopathic care can help reduce central nervous system tension by turning the volume down through gentle manipulations of the spine and can offer an encompassing strategy in resolving your back pain.