Chronic pain is pain lasting longer than three months. It can be the trigger of other stressors, not just the pain itself. Think of lower back pain, avoiding things like treadmills at the gym, aerobic exercises, mowing the lawn, a to-do list at the office. You may have chronic pain if you or someone close to you notices psychological and emotional differences, anxiety, mood swings, eating syndromes, and other related troubles.
Your back is an essential muscle, so don’t take it for granted. Carrying your body weight all day is a testament to its strength and flexibility, but if you don’t take care of it you may end up with temporary (acute) or chronic back pain. The spine, which runs from the base of your skull all the way down to your pelvis, is critical in protecting your back and how your nervous system functions.