BPS #044: How Positive & Negative Stress Effects Your Back Pain…


Hey guys, this is Robin Wakeham from the Back Pain Secrets podcast. Today we’re going to talk about positive stress and negative stress.


I’ve talked about this before, guys with a positive stress and the negative stress, but something happened to me just recently and I really wanted to talk about it again and maybe go deeper because it was very personal. As you know guys,for a few months now, maybe four or five months, I’d be going hard trying to promote my book, this back pain secret book. I sold like 10,000 copies of this in Sweden in Swedish. So I got it translated into English and I’m promoting this worldwide now and my goal is to help 1 million people heal their back pain online, okay. Without using dangerous drugs or surgery.


So in order to do that, I need to learn marketing tactics and that’s what I’ve been doing. I’ve been going hard at trying to promote this book and last week I just got chucked down. Facebook shut me down and I had problems getting on Youtube and all my counselor like just screwed up. And it was very, stressful because I’ve been putting in a lot of work and also a lot of money into this, you know, trying to promote all of it and everything got shut down, scoop just messed up.


So it’s very easy or something like that to happen to you. It’s easy to just sit down and, and start to feel sorry about yourself. Thank God. , because I’ve been doing this for quite awhile now and life is like, especially when you’re an entrepreneur, it goes up and it goes down, up and down all the time.


It’s not like a steady state when you’re an entrepreneur. It’s, really stressful at some point. At most times actually during the year when you’re an entrepreneur. So what did I do instead of just sitting down and feeling sorry about myself, I got resourceful. So I knew or I might have known my accounts are going to be shut down for one and so I needed to, buy some courses, you know, from a guy called John Reese, very famous online marketer and I hadn’t really gone through the courses in depth.


I just touched the basics I needed to learn just to, get to the next step. So what I did, I took my kids and I went back to my mom, she lives in this big old house in the countryside. So she was, she was hanging out with the kids and doing stuff and I was just focusing on this online course.


It was like a six week course and I did it like in six days. So locked in my room. I just just plow through it, you know, all the different courses and I learned this stuff and is actually, it’s a big, good segment along with Youtube and Facebook as well. So I really, got better on those aspects on my business as well.


So what am I getting here guys? There is going to be stress in your life. There’s always going to be stress all around you. But a lot of patients of mine, they think that just whenever they feel stress is just negative and a lot of the stress that you feel in your life, it’s a calling. It’s, a blessing in disguise. It’s something that needs pushing for you to grow, okay? It’s pushing you to grow, to become more than you are, to able to handle the situation.


So whenever you feel stressed, you need to sit back and you need to think for yourself if this is good stress or bad stress. What I was talking about with the online stuff, the course that I’m taking and I got to shut down. That’s good stress. It made me improve. I need to become better. Just as a side note, the reason why I got shut down because I, understood this when I was taking the courses that I bought, it was because I was publishing too much.


I was publishing too much. I was doing one or two Facebook lives a day. I was doing these Youtube lives or videos and it was just, too much for the system because I get red flags because for years I haven’t really done too much, just like one post, once in a while and now I’m posting up once or twice a day.


And that is something that, irritates the systems. It puts up a red flag, you know, because apparently it could be like, you could do some illegal stuff, but I’m not doing that. Anyway, so that was all talk about negative stress. Then we actually have good stress or, that was good stress. Then we have bad stress!


Both good and bad stress can cause you back pain, but especially bad stress because it’s not making you grow. So for example, could be that you’re in a job and you’ve been in that job, you’ve been working for many years and you’re not growing at all. You’re not learning new stuff. You feel like it’s a dead end job and, you can’t really climb any higher.


You’re just there. You’re just doing the same old boring stuff day in and day out and you’re not getting any energy from your job. You’re just putting energy into it. If you recognize the situation, you really need to make a decision in your life, are you going to stay here or are you going to leave?


Because if you feel feel like that and you’ve felt low back pain for many years and you see that there’s no chance that you’re, getting better, then there’s got to be an change. You may need to switch you around a bit. That’s an example of a bad stress, because you know, in your heart that you need to leave, but you don’t really have the courage to do it.


It’s the same thing. If you’re in a relationship and you’ve been in this relationship for many years. And the two of you, you’re not really fighting anymore. You’re not happy, you’re not sad, you’re just like a steady state. There’s no ups and downs, And whenever you try to work on your relationship, it never works out, even gets worse and, and you’re not able to make that other person happy no matter how much you’re trying to do that. It’s very, stressful and it’s something that, can really create a lot of problems in your life that that’s also a point, an example of negative stress.


So guys, what am I getting at here? What does this have to do with back pain? A lot. okay. As we talked about before, back pain can, be, many reasons of back pain, but stress is definitely one thing that can really irritate the back big time.


So what you need to do when you are in front of a stressful situation or life is just simply like happening to you and you need to react? You need to sit back first of all and then ask yourself, “Is this good stress? Is this something that actually is making me grow? Or is it negative?”


Stress is something that actually is trying to make me smaller or just pushed me down. So that’s the two things, and then whatever scenario there is, like it’s okay to sit down for a bit and feel sorry for yourself. Very quickly. Need to write, rise up and get resourceful and turn that stuff around to something positive. And so you can push forward in your life.


And it’s very common that people have back pain, they have stress, and they don’t really know how to handle stress, even if it’s good or bad.


So listen to this guys. I hope this helps guys. I love you. I’ll talk to you tomorrow. And guys, remember you’re just one step away from healing your back pain.

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Robin BackPainExpert

Physiotherapists & Back Pain Expert

Twenty years ago I was lucky to survive a serious hockey injury. In a sport where big men zoomaround on hard ice and solid wood sticks are slung furiously, a difficult back injury is what every player fears.
It took a long time for me to climb back to a normal life. But when I did, I was determined to spend the rest of his life helping back pain victims everywhere.
As a physiotherapist and back pain expert I have treated thousands of patients over 20 years, built a respected back pain clinic, created the site BackPainSecrets.Com and authored the book “Back Pain Secrets.”
Learn more about me here.