It’s common knowledge that emotional stress can cause muscle tension resulting in headaches, neck pain, and other issues. But stress isn’t the only emotion that can manifest as physical pain. Learn what other emotions are known to cause pain in different parts of your body.
Stress, anxiety, and other negative emotions produce high amounts of the hormone cortisol. This chemical alters your immune system, suppresses digestion, affects your reproductive system, and impairs the growth process. These bodily functions are less important when the body enters survival mode, which is what happens with an overproduction of cortisol.
Adrenaline is another fight-or-flight hormone that your body generates when put in stressful or high-pressure situations. Normally, adrenaline levels drop when the perceived threat passes, returning your heart rate and blood pressure to baseline levels. However, if you have constant negative thoughts and emotions, adrenaline levels may remain high and adversely affect your health.
The effects of stress and anxiety on your overall health are well known, but here are some other relationships between emotions and pain that might surprise you.
No matter the source or location of mysterious pain in your body, Back 2 Health has proven pain management techniques you can access at our Goose Creek office. Some of our methods include chiropractic care, massage, trigger point therapy, and K-laser therapy.
To schedule your free consultation and begin down the path to a pain-free life, please call us at (843) 405-0025 or fill out the contact form to the right. We accept most forms of insurance for an affordable treatment plan.