Re: Can anxiety cause joint pain? Xanax helped
hi...i have osteoarthritis throughout my body....genetics and old dancer and much
wear and tear on joints....I have had a hip resurface and am looking at back issues.
My cervical vertabrae in my neck or totally joined together and looks like they are fused in an xray. Becuase of this i have pain in my neck, shoulders, under my arms, and down my arms into my fingers along with tingling and numbness. Anxiety and stress and computer time excerbates the problem because when you are anxious, you
tense your muscles in your body and consequently put more stress on the nerve area
that is being impinged with the tight muscle....any tranquilizer that help reduces the anxiety will help with the pain...it becomes a viscious cycle after awhile....i am there
and i see a therapist for my head problems and a sports medicine and orthopedic surgeon for my bone problems and joint problems....i am 66 and am still dancing and take pilates.....Karen