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New back pain recommendations from American College of Physicians advise against drugs in favor of motor control exercise

The Lancet Low Back Pain Series

The esteemed journal The Lancet has released a series of articles entitled "The Lancet Low Back Pain Series".

Stress and Back Pain

Stress is a part of life, and so is back pain. Ironically, stress is a leading cause of episodic back pain. Your body experiences a cascade of physiological responses during chronic stress setting the stage for injury. The human body is genetically programmed to respond to stressful situations by stimulation in a survival part of your brain known as the limbic system. Otherwise known as the reptilian or primal brain, it is responsible for the emotional "flight or fight" (run