When you think about it, it makes sense. When you meditate, your heart rate drops, your body relaxes and your muscles ‘untense’. Constant tension in your muscles is a driver of back pain – your muscles unconsciously tense but you need to use consciousness to relax them. Meditation is also a great way to ‘scan’ through your body and detect areas of pain and tension that you might not even have been aware of. Once we detect the tension, we relax it. Why not give it a shot?