If you are suffering from stress-induced neck pain, you should know that you are not alone. Many people who struggle with day-to-day stressors, find themselves dealing with recurring pain in their necks.
Stress-induced neck pain can be defined as pain in your neck that comes on when you are dealing with emotional or psychological factors.
It is likely that the underlying pain was caused by an injury, but pain might continue for an unknown amount of time due to the stress tied to outside factors. This pain could continue long after the tissues are healed.
Even though there might not be any physical cause for the pain, it doesn’t mean that it is all in your head either. The pain is real, but the cause is not simply physical. This can make it difficult to treat.
Some medical professionals believe that stress-induced neck pain is actually caused by a low and constant level of activity in your trapezius muscles. This stretching from the back of the neck to the upper shoulders is thought to be the culprit of the pain. That said, research studies have found no correlation between neck pain and muscle activity.
Our next blog post will discuss a few things you can do to manage your stress-induced neck pain.
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