LOW BACK CONDITIONS : STRESS AND SPASMS OF THE NECK

In a pathological situation, the stress is continuous or the reaction is almost permanent. The body behaves as if it is in a constant state of preparedness for a ‘fight’ or ‘flight’ reaction. Pathological stress is characterised by palpitations, hyperventilation, panic attacks (a combination of anxiety, palpitation, hyperventilation etc), high blood pressure, insomnia, irritability and of course muscle tension. This tension or spasm in muscles spreads all over from the jaws to the spinal muscles. The body and mind get conditioned like the Pavlovian dogs.
Tension in spinal muscles causes them to shrink in volume and decrease in length to some degree. The continuous spasm of back or spinal muscles, squashes or compresses the discs as the length of the spine is shortened. The tightness of back muscles can increase the pressure on the vertebral column and of course its disalignment at joints or compression of the discs. This is the cause of acute low backache.
Spasm of neck muscles due to stress causes decrease in blood flow through the vertebral arteries. That causes reduction of blood flow to the subconscious brain, the exact anatomical area that houses the centres for muscle tone and involuntary centres that control erect posture. Thus the muscles that stretch the spine upwards lose their power and the vertebral column loses its power to remain erect. As a result of that, scoliosis sets in. In fact most scoliosis in children is caused by the stress factor. They have abnormal spasms of muscles, which distort the normal curvature of the spine.
This loss of power in the upward-stretching muscles that maintain the erect posture, reduces the anti-gravitational force, which could be another reason why discs compress with stress. This, however, happens in the chronic stage when the stress factor is permanent and its effect is overwhelming. This is the cause of chronic low backache. Thus we can see that stress can cause acute and chronic backache, depending on the period through which they exist. Acute stress causes instant tightening of muscles and compression of discs. Chronic stress causes impaired functions of posture-maintaining nerve centres, which ultimately reduce the anti-gravitational force resulting in the disc compression.
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LOW BACK CONDITIONS : ¬†STRESS AND SPASMS OF THE NECKIn a pathological situation, the stress is continuous or the reaction is almost permanent. The body behaves as if it is in a constant state of preparedness for a ‘fight’ or ‘flight’ reaction. Pathological stress is characterised by palpitations, hyperventilation, panic attacks (a combination of anxiety, palpitation, hyperventilation etc), high blood pressure, insomnia, irritability and of course muscle tension. This tension or spasm in muscles spreads all over from the jaws to the spinal muscles. The body and mind get conditioned like the Pavlovian dogs.Tension in spinal muscles causes them to shrink in volume and decrease in length to some degree. The continuous spasm of back or spinal muscles, squashes or compresses the discs as the length of the spine is shortened. The tightness of back muscles can increase the pressure on the vertebral column and of course its disalignment at joints or compression of the discs. This is the cause of acute low backache.Spasm of neck muscles due to stress causes decrease in blood flow through the vertebral arteries. That causes reduction of blood flow to the subconscious brain, the exact anatomical area that houses the centres for muscle tone and involuntary centres that control erect posture. Thus the muscles that stretch the spine upwards lose their power and the vertebral column loses its power to remain erect. As a result of that, scoliosis sets in. In fact most scoliosis in children is caused by the stress factor. They have abnormal spasms of muscles, which distort the normal curvature of the spine.This loss of power in the upward-stretching muscles that maintain the erect posture, reduces the anti-gravitational force, which could be another reason why discs compress with stress. This, however, happens in the chronic stage when the stress factor is permanent and its effect is overwhelming. This is the cause of chronic low backache. Thus we can see that stress can cause acute and chronic backache, depending on the period through which they exist. Acute stress causes instant tightening of muscles and compression of discs. Chronic stress causes impaired functions of posture-maintaining nerve centres, which ultimately reduce the anti-gravitational force resulting in the disc compression.*192\330\8*

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