Fyzical: Neck Pain And Stress

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IS STRESS CAUSING YOUR NECK PAIN? DOES YOUR NECK HURT? You might be suffering from stress-related pain — also called a tension headache. During anxiety, muscles tense up. As muscle tension tightens, the back, shoulders and neck are affected. The more pressure they cause, the more discomfort you get. Let’s take a closer look at stress-related neck pain. I S M Y N E C K PA I N CAU S E D BY S T R E S S ? 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, reported by Fyzical Therapy Center, are: • Muscle tightness and spasms • Headache • Decreased ability to move the head 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, but constant, trapezius muscle activity. If your neck pain starts at the base of your shoulders, traveling upward, it may be stress-related.

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