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Can a stressful period in your life cause permanent pain symptoms?

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Dr. Vivian Hernandez-popp
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

A stressful time in your life has a myriad of effects in your mind and body.
It is advisable to seek help with a support group or with a mental health care provider.

In brief: Yes

A stressful time in your life has a myriad of effects in your mind and body.
It is advisable to seek help with a support group or with a mental health care provider.
Dr. Vivian Hernandez-popp
Dr. Vivian Hernandez-popp
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Dr. Todd Thompson
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

This would be unusual.
Stress certainly makes pain worse, as does depression. Antidepressant medicines can be valuable in treating anxiety as well as pain syndromes.

In brief: No

This would be unusual.
Stress certainly makes pain worse, as does depression. Antidepressant medicines can be valuable in treating anxiety as well as pain syndromes.
Dr. Todd Thompson
Dr. Todd Thompson
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