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Can too much stress cause muscular pain and sore jaws?

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Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Stress is a warning signal.
We feel the need to fight or flee what is causing it. Most of us these are not an option. But imitating fleeing or putting up a fight, our muscles tighten . Fierce or sustained contraction--like jaw clenching -- can injure the muscle or cause it spasm or knot up, and lead to soreness and pain.

In brief: Yes

Stress is a warning signal.
We feel the need to fight or flee what is causing it. Most of us these are not an option. But imitating fleeing or putting up a fight, our muscles tighten . Fierce or sustained contraction--like jaw clenching -- can injure the muscle or cause it spasm or knot up, and lead to soreness and pain.
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