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Anyone ever become super aware of a body part?

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Okay so I recently recovered from a back injury. I strained my back a couple of weeks back, got several sessions of treatment at a chiropractor and was feeling all better. However, I have this habit I think because of my OCD where I focused so much on the injured area that after it heals I’m still really aware of it and sometimes think the pain is coming back. Any little sensation in that area of my back freaks me out. This happened the last time I recovered from a mini or injury so I’m pretty certain it’s related to my OCD. Anyone ever had a similar experience?
 
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Also to make matters worse the doc I’ve been seeing about it mentioned that right after recovering from this type of injury there is a couple of week period where you’re most likely to relapse and reinjure it. So I’ve been super careful not to hurt my back again but just him saying that has me thinking about it all the time.
 

Foxtrot

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All. The. Time. I think it’s pretty common with anxiety to hyperfocus on a body part, especially when there was a real injury and there is a real possibility of reoccurence. I have found that the more time passes after the injury the less I focus on it. I try to manage it by telling myself it’s just anxiety and I try to distract myself. I hope you find relief soon!
 

scharley1973

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im the same. ive hurt myself in different areas and focus soooo much on them im convinced ive got a horrid disease or cancer :( its hard when your mind controls your body. hang in there....you know ITS ALL IN YOUR MIND. :( #THINKING OF YOU.
 

Telious

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This one all i gotta say is rest and take it easy until your mind is convinced that your ok like scharley said its all in the head and its just worry that can be beaten
 
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