As some of you may know, I have suffered incredibly in the last three years - first from a double prolapse, and since from a back that gets sore, then keeps me on edge for weeks before letting up.
One of the most confounding things about whatever my 'condition' is, is how random the muscle soreness can be. It can start in one part of my back, and gradually shift around (over the course of a number of days), sort of the like the Northern Lights in the way it moves. Then, if it decides to stay, it will settle in my lower back, and make movement very difficult.
But the other day, I had a thought:
Is it possible that my back muscles are just responding to stress/anxiety/depression? No doctor has ever suggested it, but I've always been a bit in the anxious side, and my work these last number of years has been incredibly stressful. It would all make sense, but seeing as I have been told nothing about it from a medical point of view, am wondering what those of you on here with experience of back pain, depression, stress, or medicine think.
I anticipate your wisdom.