Many people have suffered neck discomfort as a result of chronic stress. Our bodies are impacted by stress: it manifests itself in several forms headaches, and tight muscles. Long-term stress causes our body to hold tension in neck and shoulder muscles which leads to pain. The more stressed we are, the more tense our muscles become, and is likely, that we may experience pain and suffering.

Can Stress and Anxiety Cause Neck Pain?

Stress is a prevalent cause of neck pain. When we experience stress our shoulder muscles contract to prepare the body to run or fight the situation, it is a reflex action of the body also known as the “fight or flight” response.

This response is designed to help you deal with physical threats, but our bodies act the same way even if it is not physical. If stress remains long-term, body muscles get tightened over a long period and it might lead to some serious issues like neck and shoulder pain or migraine.

How To Relieve Neck Pain from Stress

When the body recovers from active stress response then it removes stress from shoulder muscles and ultimately ends the pain. Our apprehensive behavior activates a fight or flight response once we are calm this reflex action would subside, and our body will return to our normal self.

We can lessen the pain, by relaxing our mind and body:

  1. Massage therapy releases stress, increases blood circulation, reduces muscle tension, and promotes the feeling of well-being.
  2. Gentle neck stretches can loosen muscle tightness: when we are stressed our muscles carry extra tension doing regular stretches can prevent muscles from tightening.
  3. Exercise reduces tension in our muscles and releases endorphin hormones (to generate feelings of happiness and well-being).
  4. Meditation is a practice by which we focus on activities to achieve mental calm and emotional stability. It helps to control our stress and anxieties.
  5. Heat therapy relaxes muscle stiffness. It reduces neck pain faster. For better results, try it two times a day for 20 minutes.

When To See A Doctor

If your stress-related neck pain is not relieved by a week or two of self-care, you must seek medical attention or it can lead to some serious issues. Visit us at KKT orthopedic spine center to diagnose any underlying conditions.

Why Choose KKT?

KKT Pakistan offers a revolutionary non-surgical treatment for spine-related ailments, and back and neck pain. There are various positive impacts of KKT treatment on overall health. It primarily focuses on diagnosing the root cause of the pain and providing treatment accordingly via sound waves. So, say no to pain medications.

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