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Back pain and your emotions

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Chronic back pain can limit your everyday activities and make it hard to work. It can also affect how involved you are with friends and family members. Co-workers, family, and friends may have to do more than their usual share when you cannot do the things you normally do.

Unwanted feelings -- such as frustration, resentment, and stress -- are often a result. These feelings and emotions can worsen your back pain.Mind-body Relationship

The mind and body work together -- they cannot be separated....

Chronic back pain can limit your everyday activities and make it hard to work. It can also affect how involved you are with friends and family members. Co-workers, family, and friends may have to do more than their usual share when you...

Cognitive behavioral therapy for back pain

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Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help many people deal with chronic back pain.What is CBT?

CBT is a form of psychological therapy. It usually involves 10 - 20 meetings with a therapist. Thoughts are the “cognitive” part, and actions are the “behavior” part of cognitive behavior therapy.

First your therapist helps you recognize the negative feelings and thoughts that occur when you have back pain. Then your therapist teaches you how to change these into helpful thoughts and...

Chiropractic care for back pain

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Chiropractic care is a way to diagnose and treat health problems that affect the nerves, muscles, bones, and joints of the body. A health care provider who provides chiropractic care is called a chiropractor.

Hands-on adjustment of the spine, called spinal manipulation, is the basis of chiropractic care. Most chiropractors also use other types of treatments.What Happens During a Visit to a Chiropractor?

The first visit usually lasts 30 - 60 minutes. Your chiropractor will want to know what...

Taking narcotics for back pain

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Narcotics are strong drugs that are sometimes used to treat pain. They are also called opioids. You take them only when your pain is so severe that you cannot work or do your daily tasks. They may also be used if other types of pain medicine do not relieve pain.

Narcotics can provide short-term relief of severe back pain. This can allow you to return to your normal daily routine.

Narcotics work by attaching themselves to pain receptors in your brain. Pain receptors receive chemical signals...

Getting Back on Track: Staying on Top of Your Back Pain

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