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Is Stress Causing You 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 the muscle tension increases, the back, shoulders and neck areaffected.The morepressure theycause,themorediscomfortyou get. Let’s take a closer look at stress-related neck pain. Is My Neck Pain Caused by Stress? Painworsened bykeepingyourhead in one place — likewhenyou’re driving, or using a computer — is neck pain. While neck pain has a slew of symptoms, its major symptoms, reported by Iberia Sports & Rehabilitation, are: • Muscle tightness and spasms • Headaches • Decreased ability to move the head Stress-induced neck pain isn’t rare. It also isn’t psychological. Many expertsthinkstress-inducedneckpain iscausedbyphysicalfactors— low,butconstant,trapeziusmuscleactivity. Ifyourneckpainstartsat thebaseofyourshoulders,travelingupward, itmaybestress-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 theyconfine people to chairs, bad posture and little mobility. Driving often, too, canmakeyourchances ofstress-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,untreatedneckpainmight laterrevealmusclespasms,arthritis, bulging discs or even narrowed spinal nerve openings.
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Sources https://www.spine-health.com/blog/how-relieve-neck-pain-caused-stress https://www.everydayhealth.com/neck-pain/neck-pain-reduce-stress.aspx
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