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Chronic Stress Means Chronic Pain: Find Relief Now

By Genevieve Cunningham

Chronic pain might be the worst. Even if it's mild, it just never stops. And if it does stop, it comes back again and again. For some people, the cause of chronic pain is obvious. Maybe they had an injury or have an illness that contributes to the discomfort. But for others, the cause isn't quite so obvious. Surprisingly to many, sometimes the cause of chronic pain is chronic stress! And most of us can definitely relate to ongoing stress. If you suspect that your chronic pain is actually caused by stress, take a look at this tip for managing both and feeling your best.

The Pain-Stress Connection

Pain and stress are tightly linked. When you're stressed, you tighten the muscles in your body. Over time, tension builds. And as a result of the tension, pain is experienced in the back, neck, and joints. If you can get rid of the stress, you can get rid of the pain. And if you can get rid of the pain, you can reduce the stress. It's a cycle that's tough to break.

Why You May Not Notice

Because the pain associated with stress is often gradual, it's easy to explain it away. You might notice a headache and assume you've been looking at a screen for too long. Or maybe you suddenly have back pain and assume it's because you've been at your desk for a while. But the real truth may be that your stress is finally manifesting in your body. If you have pain without an obvious underlying cause, assess your stress to determine if that might be the cause.

How to Get Rid of It

No matter what's causing your pain, you want to get rid of it. It's time to try chiropractic care. Chiropractors adjust the body, remove joint restrictions, reduce pain, and restore function. When the body is working better and in less pain, it may also lessen the stress that you feel. It's truly a win-win for anyone who is stressed, in pain, or both. If you feel like you need some relief, don't be afraid to try chiropractic care starting today.

If you would like to try chiropractic care for your pain, visit The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, the stress of care is taken completely out of the equation. There are no worries over appointments, but walk-in visits instead. There aren't concerns over pricing, but affordable pricing for everyone. It's true that pain and stress are connected, but it's also true that chiropractic care might help! Get a boost in your health and a reduction in stress with a quick stop at The Joint Chiropractic today.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Phoenix, Ariz.

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