Stress and Back Pain

Dr. Lockstone acknowledges the connection between the body, mind and spirit, especially when it comes to wellness. One arena where Dr. Lockstone frequently sees this connection at play is in regard to back pain and its relationship to emotional stress.

A study from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 34 million people suffer from low-back pain (LBP) (Arthritis Rheum 2007;57:656-65). The CDC classifies LBP as a
critical public health problem.

Stress is also widespread. It was originally intended to warn of a serious threat to survival. But today the natural stress response has morphed into a chronic problem, because people lead increasingly “unnatural,” fast-paced lives.