Back Pain: Can Trapped Emotions Cause Back Pain?

By Oliver J R Cooper in Attention, Awareness, Happiness, Intuition, Stress Reduction, anxiety, attitude on January 10th, 2014 / 2 Comments

There is the potential for one to experience pain in all areas of their body. These can relate to one having a headache, stomach problems, tension in their shoulders and/or their lower back for instance.

With it being highly likely one has experienced at least one of the above this year, let alone throughout their whole life. For some people, they could be regular experiences and what has become part of their everyday life.

To live this way from time to time may not cause too many problems, but to constantly be under pressure in all or even one of these areas, is going to affects ones wellbeing. The pain doesn’t even need to be too extreme, because if it is there on a fairly consistent basis, it is going to wear one down.

Build Up

There is also the potential for this pain to start off as irritating and annoying and then for it to build up. So as tine passes, one could end up being overwhelmed and taken out by it. And other consequences could then appear and cause even more pain.

This process could be very linear and the pain could get worse as the minutes, hours and days go by. Or it could just flair up and return to how it was before. Other factors can also make a big difference in how this pain fluctuates.

Other Factors

The common factors relate to: what one has or hasn’t been doing physically; what they have or haven’t eaten and how stressed they are. Genetics are also likely to be thrown into the mix as being a reason.

So through taking into account factors such as the ones above, one could: change their diet, exercise more and try to keep their stress levels to a minimum. And this approach will be enough for some people or it may at the very least take away some of the pain.

A Closer Look

It will be pretty normal then, for one to be asked about what they have been eating, if they have been doing any exercise and even about how their state of mind has been. But what is not as likely to take place is for someone to be asked about their emotional state.

If they were around a doctor or someone similar who was emotionally aware, then this could take place. And yet this is more of an exception than a rule in the western world or countries influenced by the western world.

The Connection

So when one experiences physical pain, it is often seen as just the body playing up in some way and that one has no control over what is going on ‘down there’. And to be human means that one is fundamentally an emotional being.

Emotions need to be faced and released and therefore to flow just like a river, but if this can’t take place as they arise, then this needs take place soon after they have appeared. When they are not processed in some way, they will not simply disappear and that will be end of it.

They can end up being stuck in ones vital organs and muscles. And as they are trapped in one’s body, consequences will arise sooner or later.

Cut Off

However, even though these emotions have remained in one’s body, it doesn’t mean that they are aware of it. One can end up living on their head and have no awareness as to what is going on in their body.

Emotions are generally overlooked and as repression is very common in today’s world; not only is one unlikely to have healthy relationship with their emotions, but they could have an emotional build up within them.

This build up can be the result of what has happened throughout their adult life, as well as what happened during their childhood years. Years end up passing and the mind can forget all about what happened, and yet the body is only too aware of what took place.

Back Pain

And these trapped emotions can cause one experience physical pain in their back, as well as other areas of their body. But of course, this is not black and white; as back pain can be due to a physical strain, an accident, or even how someone has been sleeping for example.

The lower part of the body relates to survival; so having enough money, food and being supported by others for instance. But within the physical pain can be the following feelings: abandonment, hopelessness, powerlessness and death.

These feelings may sound a bit extreme and yet they often have their roots in what took place when one was a baby and a child. How supported one feels as an adult often depends on the kind of nurturing they received growing up.


As soon as one is born, they are dependent the support of their caregiver/s. If they are generally around to take care of one’s want and needs, then one is likely to grow up feeling supported.

But if this support is not consistent or in some cases nonexistent, then one would have had the odd moment or many moments where they felt: abandoned, hopeless, powerless, and that they were going to die. The mind would have created beliefs and thoughts and then this would have been taken as the truth about life.

To be left would mean that these feelings would not have been regulated by anyone and would have had to have been pushed out of their awareness.


And as these feelings remained in one’s body and the mind held onto the beliefs and thoughts, one would have no choice than to recreate the same reality all over again as an adult. The environment might be different, but the experience will be the same and the same patterns will appear.

To see that these beliefs are not the truth will be one thing, the next stage will be to release these trapped feelings and emotions. This can be done with the assistance of a therapist or a healer.


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2 Responses to “Back Pain: Can Trapped Emotions Cause Back Pain?”

  1. D.Bheemeswar Says:

    It is well known that if one takes the burdens of others on their shoulders shall get shoulder pain, as these people can not stand on their own legs, what ever be their standard of education. Then back pain due to emotional blockade specially who we love does not reciprocate it or ignore it. Headache comes due to demands from the loved ones due to their own ignorance.

  2. D.Bheemeswar Says:

    Fear of rejection causes either throat soar or butterfly’s in the stomach. When in a position of false prestige and pride people do get to show their temperaments.

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