The Connection Between Stress & Pain

Chronic Stress & Persistent Pain

For many people living with chronic pain, stress can trigger unwanted symptoms. Unfortunately, persistent pain can also trigger your body’s stress response. The experts at Neuropathy Treatment Clinics of Texas are here to shed some light on the relationship between the two.

What is Chronic Stress?

Stress is your body’s reaction to a challenge or demand that evokes emotional or physical tension. When these events happen, it causes your body to release stress hormones to help your body to protect itself from potential danger.

While stress can be relatively harmless in small doses, it can be harmful when you are exposed to your body’s stress response for prolonged periods of time. Chronic stress happens when you experience significant life events like financial issues, marriage problems, or even an injury. This type of stress lingers for weeks and even months.

How Stress Affects Pain

Whether you’re living pain from an injury or illness, high amounts of stress can exacerbate painful symptoms associated with your unique health condition. For many people living with chronic pain, there is a fear of causing injury or further injury with certain activities, ultimately leading you to baby the affected area.

Unfortunately, this can lead to unwanted tension and even the atrophy of supportive muscle groups due to neglect and nonuse. Similarly, the fear of injury or damage can also lead to flare ups of stress causing a cycle of pain and tension.

Neuropathy Treatment in Addison & Tyler

Peripheral neuropathy can cause pain, tingling, and numbness that negatively affect your quality of life. Fortunately, you don’t have to rely on drug therapy to simply manage your pain; advanced technology can help to address the root of the problem. At Neuropathy Treatment Clinics of Texas we provide our patients with drug-free, customized treatment plans that utilize electric cell signaling treatment (ECST to help regenerate damaged nerve tissue.

Don’t continue to put up with your neuropathy symptoms. Call (972) 441-5634 to schedule an appointment with our team of specialists today.