12 ways that our bodies tell us we are too stressed

Many people are using the wrong cure for their chronic pain.

Studies have found those who experience stress and anxiety, tense and constrict their muscles, causing fatigue and cramps over time. You may be are familiar with conditions such as headaches and IBS resulting from stress, but its adverse effects can be further reaching. Stress-related symptoms can result from unresolved emotional problems.

“Studies have shown that chronic pain might not only be caused by physical injury but also by stress and emotional issues,” said Dr. Susanne Babbel for Psychology Today. “Often, physical pain functions to warn a person that there is still emotional work to be done.” (1)

Here is what your body is telling you according to Dr. Babbel’s theory.

12 Body Parts that are Pained by Stress

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