Your morning coffee could be causing your lower back pain


Back pain is a common condition that affects most people at some point in their lifetime, according to the NHS.

Drinking coffee could be making your back pain worse, said medical website The Joint Chiropractic.

The caffeine in coffee exacerbates stress and chronic inflammation, which are both linked to back pain.

Cutting back on coffee may help to relieve your back pain, and stop it from coming back, it said.

Caffeine itself causes back pain, but caffeine withdrawal makes it temporarily worse, it added. Rest assured, the pain will eventually pass once you stop drinking coffee.

“Coffee is a staple in the busy lives of many people. It helps you to perk up and face the day, but it may also be the culprit behind your back pain.

“Many people use coffee and caffeine as a way to keep them going when they have things to do, but there is evidence that this stimulant can make stress levels, as well as the levels of stress hormones in your body, higher.

“When you’re stressed, your body releases a hormone called cortisol.

“But your body can’t keep the cortisol levels high all the time, and when your levels finally crash out, then it makes it more difficult for your body to deal with stress.

“This can trigger pain over your entire body because you are simply more sensitive to the pain you are in.”

You could reduce your back pain by eating more fibre, according to nutritionist Dr Josh Axe.

Adding more fibre to your diet boosts your gut and digestive health.


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