So, on the day off my anxiety levels were high, and the ole flank pain was kicking in. i thought ..oh no, I will backtrack! Husband said, how about a back massage? Ok. I relaxed, the pain went away. Wow. Brilliant night's sleep too. Today is the first day of no muscle relaxant, and there is no pain...walked 3.5 miles, been going about normal day to day. I am quite pleased, but vigilant. I do have to see the osteopath today...NHS referral....but I greatly suspect that it may not make much difference really. I do like the idea of improving posture for health, but that is a different matter. So anxiety causes the pain, and it is work anxiety, the pressure to perform at a high level. Now we are getting somewhere. So tips on how to deal with this...how does one turn down the dial on the nerves and create a sense of emotional calm and resiliency?