Physical Pain vs. Emotional Pain

At our Edmonds chiropractic clinic, your treatment is often as much about tending to your emotional pain as it is about tending to your physical pain. We want to ease your stress, calm your fears, and rid you of any depression that might spring from your pain. This is more than just good customer service; much of the time, your emotional state plays a surprisingly big role in your back pain.

There is a vicious cycle that exists between pain, particularly back pain, and negative emotions. When you’re under stress, for example, it encourages certain muscle groups to knot up. This is why a stressed-out individual is more prone to injuries in the lower back.

When you suffer lower back injuries, your emotional state is obviously not going to improve. If your job is already stressing you out, you’re only going to be stressed out further if you’re faced with working with back pain. People have a tendency to imagine the possibilities of further pain, and project themselves into the worst possible scenario, which makes their condition into something far worse than it actually is.

At the same time, back pain often depresses people and makes them reluctant to participate in certain activities. They become over-protective of their backs, wanting to avoid anything that might put them back in pain. This can be counter-productive, as it prevents people from getting the exercise they need to maintain a strong, injury-resistant back. Avoid this cycle, and get your treatment at Nu Star Chiropractic.