Where does your back hurt? What does the body want to tell you about the emotions you feel

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What does our back want to communicate to us? Spinal pains and disorders can be closely linked to psychological reasons and to our emotions

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According to Psychosomatic many physical ailments depend on psychological reasons because body and mind are inextricably linked. From this point of view, back pain is not caused only by incorrect postures and musculoskeletal problems, but also by emotions. In fact, on the back we pour tensions, stress, worries, and on the spine we unload the weight of daily responsibilities. Not surprisingly, the column is the axis of our body and symbolically represents our support. (Read also: Back pain and emotions: how and why mental tensions affect well-being (VIDEO)

Resistant, but flexible, it is made up of 33 vertebrae divided into cervical, thoracic, dorsal, sacral, coccygeal. And it is precisely along the column that negative emotions descend causing various types of back pain, the causes of which can be identified depending on where the pain is located and how it develops.


Area cervical:

Upper back pains are related to basic structure of being. Specifically, the 7 cervical vertebrae tell us about our relationship with others and our ability to express emotions. It goes without saying that cervical problems can indicate closure, stiffness of thought, depression, difficulty interacting with the outside world or being fully oneself. This area is also affected by work concerns, especially in people with a strong sense of responsibility, inclined to take charge of everything. To ease the pain a little, you can do slow rotations of the head and shoulders. They don't completely fix it, but they help!

Dorsal area

This part of the back, also relevant for respiratory activity, is prone to pain in people with low self-esteem, who are afraid to live and struggle to make decisions. Not surprisingly, their posture is bent forward, with consequent contraction of the rib cage, to the detriment of correct breathing. The bending depends on a feeling of inner affliction and on an attitude of closure and constant defensive. To improve the situation, outdoor walks are recommended, which help to reflect and find answers within oneself!

Lumbar area:

Pain in this part of the back often depends on the difficulty a bear the burden of life, for example due to unsatisfactory jobs and relationships, which leave no way out. However, if the pain is localized in the lumbo-sacral area, it can depend on sexual blocks or the inability to indulge one's desires. While low back pain is typical of people who try too hard, going beyond their limits.

Sacral area and coccyx:

It is the area symbolically associated with the satisfaction of basic needs that provide emotional stability: from sexuality to food, from love to home security. If not adequately satisfied, pains of varying degrees ensue, while disorders affecting the coccyx in particular can conceal an excessive dependence on others or things.

Obviously each back pain should be evaluated individually with the support of a specialist, without whom it is not possible to make a precise diagnosis. Same thing goes for the treatments, which must be personalized. However, when you experience back pain, cut out some of it time for rest it is always recommended. Because the body, whatever the cause, is communicating its discomfort and the consequent need for a break.

Having said that, becoming aware ofemotional event underlying the disorder it is the most important step and with the help of a psychosomatics expert, it certainly becomes easier to do so.

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