How Your Personality Can Increase the Likelihood of Developing Stress Related Back Pain

I think it is safe to assume that the majority of us would gladly do anything within reason to prevent back pain from developing in our bodies. We do our best to avoid too much heavy lifting or improper movement of the muscles in the back that can lead to a strain or ache later on.

However, what if one of the causes of your back pain was your personality? How could you avoid or prevent your own unique traits from causing you to have a higher chance of developing some sort of back pain at some point in life? When I first heard about this claim from an article by Spine Health, I was definitely a little bit spooked. Fortunately, knowledge brings the power to change these issues, and so I am happy to share what I learned with you so that you too can also learn how and why this tends to happen, and more importantly, how to work on making it less likely to be an issue for you at some point. 

Essentially, scientists and healthcare professionals alike are concluding in their studies on the matter that it is primarily people who fit the classic “Type A” personality type that tend to suffer from a higher chance of developing back pain that is more persistent and possibly even more severe as well. So what kinds of characteristics do Type A people have that tend to correlate with higher instances of back pain development? For starters, these at risk people tend to have very strong ambitions and strong desires to succeed in life. While being this motivated and responsible is not inherently a bad personality trait to have, it more often than not tends to lead to severe self-criticism, compulsive behaviors and activities, and an obsession with the unrealistic idea of acheiving perfection. 

The emotional tension that comes with these character traits tends to cause physical tension in the body as well, which in turn leads to inflammation, constricted blood vessels, and – you guessed it – back aches and pains. Fortunately, chiropractic care is one of the safest and most effective ways of treating back pain, even if it is related to stress and anxiety due to a certain personality type. Walk in to your nearest location of The Joint clinics for a consultation appointment (no appointment necessary) that can allow you to come up with a personalized treatment plan that will suit your health needs.

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