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Chronic Pain Related to Stress

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Chronic stress, is a response to an emotional pressure that occurs for an extended period of time which an individual is unable to control. On a daily basis, people are constantly exposed to situations that could trigger a stress response on their body, whether it’s from a long, hard day at work behind a desk or an upcoming test. For some individuals, the stress on their body becomes overly constant and eventually, they begin to develop chronic pain symptoms.

First of all, the position of the body while sitting at a computer is usually that of an incorrect posture. By spending long periods of time in front of a computer screen, a person will gradually start to bend forward from the natural sitting position, creating strain throughout the spine and its surrounding muscles. Also, the incorrect seated position causes the hip flexors to chronically contract, causing low back pain. Any additional stress after this point can often add tension to the shoulders, further straining the muscles around the upper back and neck. Through time, the body recreates this cycle over and over again, leading to chronic pain.

Chiropractic care can also help relieve chronic pain caused by chronic stress. Chiropractic adjustments can help break the pain cycle by realigning the spine to help improve posture, decrease the tension on the muscles, and help prevent chronic stress from accumulating in the body.

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From working long periods of time at the office to preparing for an upcoming test, many people often experience stress but when this emotional response to pressure becomes too much for the body, it frequently creates symptoms that can lead to chronic pain. For more information, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at (915) 850-0900.

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