5 Surprising Reasons Your Back Is Killing You

5 Surprising Reasons Your Back Is Killing You

1. You’re feeling down

The blues and more serious mood disorders such as depression can translate into pain in other parts of your body. Researchers from the University of Sydney found that people who had symptoms of depression had 60 percent greater incidence of back pain compared with those who were not depressed.

Although the link between back pain and depression isn’t clear, one theory is that people who are depressed are less likely to exercise and more likely to have disturbed sleep, both of which contribute to back pain.

The fix: See a therapist, who can help you manage your low moods. This, in turn, could help your back pain subside.

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