9 Ways to De-Stress Your Back

Nelson, Miriam E.; Lindner, Lawrence
October 2006
Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter;Oct2006, Vol. 24 Issue 8, following p8
This article presents an excerpt from "Strong Women, Strong Backs," by Miriam E. Nelson, PhD, offering tips and strategies for reducing the stress in your life and the ache in your back. Emotional stress or psychological stress may be a better predictor of back stress than a magnetic resonance imaging test. Nelson suggests that meditation and psychotherapy be used in conjunction with physical exercise such as Tai Chi that target the back and promote relaxation.


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