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Why does stress/anxiety make pain worse?

Why does stress/anxiety make pain worse?

Muscle tension . . .: Pain is perceived and interpreted by the brain. When one feels anxious or worried, one may tense muscles that worsen the pain. In addition, in an anxious state one might focus excessively on the pain and avoid activities that might decrease how much pain is noticed. Carly Simon's 1974 song, "Haven't Got Time For the Pain" comes to mind. ...Read more

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Can PMS pain make other pain seem worse?

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Can PMS pain make other pain seem worse?

Pms: Most likely, especially muscle and joint pains, but temporary. ...Read more

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Why would flexeril make back pain worse but helps untightin muscle but makes pain radiate?

Why would flexeril make back pain worse but helps untightin muscle but makes pain radiate?

May not be the flexe: This may not be the flexeril but the underlying condition that causes the back pain. This can be pinched nerve,or back arthritis or something else. ...Read more

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lower back pain and sciatica gets worse on cloudy,wet weather..yes or no?

 lower back pain and sciatica gets worse on cloudy,wet weather..yes or no?

Sciatica?: Maybe arthritic pain can get worse with weather changes, we have some anecdotal evidence of that. However sciatica pain does not have the same anecdotal evidence. I would suggest seeing your doctor for more evaluation. ...Read more

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Extreme abdominal pain making me double over cramps are making it worse upper left and right sides?

Extreme abdominal pain making me double over cramps are making it worse upper left and right sides?

Cramps: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility to find out what the problem might be. Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Why is knee pain worse when laying down?

Why is knee pain worse when laying down?

Tendinitis: It could be some kind of tendonitis...Is there any specific position it hurts in? Like maybe only when you lay down and the leg is fully straight (without a bend in the knee). ...Read more

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Horrible lower back pain and hip making clicking sound?

May be unrelated: Lower back pain frequently radiates to hip but you talk about clicking sound of the hip which is due to tendon, or effusion around the hip get it checked you need exam, imaging. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle getting worse and not healing. Swelling not staying down and I'm getting fatigued. Pain also getting worse and keeps cramping. Plz help?

Sprained ankle getting worse and not healing. Swelling not staying down and I'm getting fatigued. Pain also getting worse and keeps cramping. Plz help?

See an orthopedist: Then see an orthopedist and have the ankle evaluated. Has it been x rayed? If not, that is essential to rule out a fracture. ...Read more

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Does golf make low back pain worse?

Does golf make low back pain worse?

Yes: Comfortanle golf requires comfortable facet joints and comfortable muscles the ledbetyer swing requires simultaneous extension and lateral bending as wel as torsion forces the lumbar spine is not designed to rotate why do you think the pros are on and off the tour with back problems david duvall still recovering. ...Read more

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I have 10/10 burning pain under my R shoulder blade. Nothing makes it feel better, moving makes it feel worse.

Neuritis: This certainly "sounds" like a nerve inflammation either due to compression or overuse ( possibly exercise ). You must se seen, examined, evaluated, diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Does laying down make cyst worse?

If in lying down-: you are applying direct pressure to it - could ^ pain. ...Read more

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Neck pain that causes headache when looking up with upper back burning dull pain that gets worse with sitting and after bending feels like back catchs?

Neck pain that causes headache when looking up with upper back burning dull pain that gets worse with sitting and after bending feels like back catchs?

Disc problem?: Sounds like a disc problem in your neck, your history says you have degenerative disc disease, so that is probably the cause of your pain. Moist heat, stretching, avoiding lifting or reaching over your head, and ibuprofen should help. If not see your doctor. You may need an MRI and/or physical therapy. Good luck! ...Read more

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Severe lower back pain, vomiting white liquid, nausea, no appetite, pain worsens when bending, laying up, nausea worse standing up.Pain in chest.Help?

Severe lower back pain, vomiting white liquid, nausea, no appetite, pain worsens when bending, laying up, nausea worse standing up.Pain in chest.Help?

Get seen now!: You sound pretty sick. This may be something serious and you need to get seen right away. You don't want to get even worse, do you? Go to an ER right now. Don't drive. If no one can drive you and you cannot call a taxi, please call 911. ...Read more

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Pain in lower right abdomen. Worse with walking, moving legs. Better when laying down. ?

Pain in lower right abdomen. Worse with walking, moving legs. Better when laying down. ?

Get checked out: depending on several unmentioned factors this pain could be from your appendix, a kidney stone, ovarian torsion, or pelvic infection. There are several conditions that can cause right lower abdominal pain that may require surgery. Best to be seen in person. ...Read more