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Kissimmee, FL
A 33-year-old female asked:

Can anxiety, stress cause soreness of the neck i'm worried doctor said no swollen lymph nodes?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Yes: Anxiety can lead to many physical symptoms, including muscle tension which can produce neck and other pains. I'm glad you've been working with your doctor, and that s/he has found you in good physical health. Anxiety can be effectively treated with psychotherapy and sometimes medications as needed -- especially when chronic & intense. Massage and heat may also directly help the pain.

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