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Manage Your Body’s Stress Response with Physio

Stress can affect so many aspects of our behaviour, including how we think and feel. As well as causing anxiety, depression, and sleeping issues, stress can also lead to aches and pains all over the body, due to an excess production of hormones. If you’re experiencing heightened levels of stress or stress over a prolonged period of time, this may be the cause of your neck pain, back pain, or other chronic pains. Here at Gosforth Physio & Wellness, our team are experts in stress, pain and their treatment, providing physiotherapy in Newcastle to help with pain.

Why Does Stress Cause Pain?

There are a range of situations that can cause us stress, including work, driving, school, and social situations. During stressful experiences, the body releases the hormones adrenaline and cortisol - which have positive effects, in managed doses. But with continued stress, the production of cortisol becomes detrimental to our body, with its ability to increase blood pressure and sugar levels, lower immunity levels, decrease libido, and slow down the healing process. Cortisol can also inflame and irritate the body’s hyper-sensitised tissue, which leads to increased pain. This is one of the main reasons why stress and anxiety and chronic pain are intrinsically linked.

How Can Physio Help Manage Stress Responses?

If you’re experiencing pain as a result of stress, this may present itself in many ways, but often appears in the form of neck and back pain. At Gosforth Physio & Wellness, we believe that early intervention is vital, in order to help prevent your acute pain issues from becoming a chronic problem. Our experienced team of physiotherapists in Newcastle offer physiotherapy which consists of both treatment and education of your stress-related pain – helping to facilitate a quick recovery.

Enquire Today

To enquire about booking a session with our Newcastle physiotherapists, or if you have any other questions about your pain, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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