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Is your mind causing your {back} pain?

The body/mind connection
The body and mind are connected

Did you know that physical conditions, discomfort and pain can be linked to your emotional state?

Maybe you’ve experienced this yourself.  If you’ve ever gone through extended periods of emotional/mental stress or anxiety you may have noticed your digestion being affected (e.g. IBS) or you suffered tension headaches or migraines, or even back pain.

Or think of a time you were nervous – before a job interview or giving a presentation for example (or in my case my recent first drive through Southampton in rush hour!).  Chances are you felt a tightening of the muscles, a fluttering in your stomach, you sweated more than usual and perhaps fell over your words a little.

Just a couple of examples of how our emotions affect us tangibly and physically. Read more…