Stress make it worse

“Stress makes it worse”

Q: “What, if anything, makes the (chronic) pain worse?”

A: “Stress”

I hear this in clinic A LOT

So if stress makes it worse it follows that feeling unstressed (calm, joy and any number of other associated states) makes it better right? Maybe not 100% better, maybe just slightly better, but better non the less.

We can’t spend our lives avoiding stress but we can start recognising this important mind / body connection and we can start to seek out more of the things that make us feel calm, joy, nurtured, safe …

I don’t mean quick fix dopamine hits, I’m talking about anything that brings a sense of calm and joy to the soul.

What does that for you?

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