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IS STRESS BEING A PAIN IN THE NECK?
Stress-induced neck pain isn’t rare. It also isn’t psychological. Many experts think stress-induced neck pain is caused by physical factors — low,butconstant,trapeziusmuscleactivity. Ifyourneckpainstartsat the base of your shoulders, traveling upward, it may be stress related. CAUSES OF STRESS-RELATED NECK PAIN While stress alone can trigger neck pain, a few factors can make it worse. Office environments tend to create neck pain problems — as they confine people to chairs, bad posture and little mobility. Driving often, too, can make your chances of stress-related neck pain higher. The U.S. National Library of Medicine suggests contacting a professional if you’re experiencing neck pain. Even if it’s caused by stress, untreated neck pain might later reveal muscle spasms, arthritis, bulging discs or even narrowed spinal nerve openings. Sources
Does your neck hurt? Youmight be suffering from stress-related pain — also called a tension headache. During anxiety, muscles tense up. Asmuscletensiontightens, theback,shouldersandneckareaffected. Themorepressure theycause, themorediscomfortyouget.Let’s take a closer look at stress-related neck pain. STRESS-INDUCED NECK PAIN ISN’T RARE... MANY EXPERTS THINK STRESS-INDUCED NECK PAIN IS CAUSED BY PHYSICAL FACTORS IS MY NECK PAIN CAUSED BY STRESS? Pain worsened by keeping your head in one place — like when you’re driving, or using a computer — is neck pain. While neck pain has a slew of symptoms, its major symptoms are: • Muscle tightness and spasms • Headache • Decreased ability to move the head
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