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A 38-year-old male asked:

I have anxiety & i've never been on meds. i've been very stressed out lately, can anxiety cause sore low/mid back w/ burning arms legs belly & chest?

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Dr. Moshe Usadi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Sure: We've stopped believing that the brain and the body are unconnected. All of these symptoms are very common with stress. In fact,the gut comes from the same fetal tissue as the nervous system, and is full of nervous tissue. The best way of controlling your symptoms is to control your anxiety. Be careful of muscle relaxants and narcotics, as they are likely to interfere with your anxiety treatment.
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Talk Therapy! CBT: Somewhat structured talk CBT therapy is a good treatment. If needed, medications may be recommended. You can learn skills to avoid, reduce and manage anxiety. Yoga might help w/ the body effects. Good luck.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2017

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