Re: Can anxiety cause chronic pain?
Yes!! Anxiety can make you have aches all over, or pinpointed pains! They can be dull or not dull. It all depends on the person. I know when I'm anxious, I tend to tense up quite a bit. Tensing up so much can make my back hurt, and my stomach often feels bad too. I feel sick if I'm feeling very anxious and panicked. Lately I've been trying to pay attention to my body and try to not tense up. I'll stop and take a few deep breaths and relax my muscles. I also take occasional baths to relax and help soothe achy muscles. Stretching is also great too!