Can the January Blues Cause Back Pain?

With December’s festivities now a thing of last year (yes, last year!) and our alarm clocks waking us to dark, drizzly Monday mornings, it’s little wonder many of us are feeling like we’ve been hit with a bout of the January Blues. But while the first month of the year can make us feel a little lower than usual, is it possible for New Year misery to cause back pain, too?

If the January Blues develop into depression, then yes! According to our London chiropractor, aches and pains are often the presenting signs of depression. Physical symptoms can include joint pain, back pain, fatigue and sleep disturbances.

It’s important to remember that feeling somewhat low and gloomy during the post Christmas lull is relatively normal and is likely to ease. True depression, on the other hand, is a serious condition that warrants medical treatment. If you suspect that you or someone you know is suffering from depression, contact your GP or healthcare provider.