Are anxiety and stress keeping you from feeling neck pain relief? Are these culprits behind so many health problems causing your neck soreness and neck stiffness in the first place?
If bad posture, an old mattress, or absent workplace ergonomics aren’t the source of your neck pain, it may be time to consider emotional and psychological factors.
Neck pain is a symptom of persistent anxiety, a physiological response that puts your body into what behavioral experts called “fight or flight” mode. This physical manifestation of stress doesn’t affect everyone, but neck pain can be very intense for patients who suffer from it.
Ask your doctor or pain specialist about alternatives to anti-inflammatory medications. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), massage, or even guided meditation can help reduce anxiety and stress.