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November 10th, 2015 1:46pm
Stress is a natural, human reaction to change that nearly everyone experiences at one time or another. Stress can be brought on by a number of factors, and tends to be a commonality for individuals struggling with chronic pain conditions.
Interestingly, everyone experiences stress differently, meaning there is no one definition of stress that exists in our world, making it difficult to measure. However, the most common definition of stress is “physical, mental, or emotional strain or tension.”
Stress can be caused by internal or external factors:
Ongoing stress can lead to increased irritation on the body, especially for those who suffer from chronic pain.
The good news is that stress can be managed and even reduced or eliminated. Managing stress can be unique to each person and may take exploring different methods before finding one that is right for you. Common methods for stress management include the following:
The advice and information provided herein is for educational purposes only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.
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