Lack of Sleep causes an imbalance in brain chemistry, that lowers your pain threshold. Sleep is also necessary for tissue repair to take place.
Smoking delays healing, by reducing the amount of oxygen in your tissues. Constantly using your back muscles, causes acidic waste products to build up in the tissue. To prevent this from happening, make sure that you do not become dehydrated.
Depression and anxiety cause the muscles to contract, notably in the neck and back. When muscles are tense, they tend to injure more easily.
Stress causes the muscles to tighten, reducing blood flow to the tissues, resulting in muscle fatigue.

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