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Can pain be a sign of stress?

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Yes. Pain or tension in your head, chest, stomach, or muscles can be related to stress. Your muscles tend to tense up when you’re stressed, and over time this can cause headaches, migraines, or musculoskeletal problems.

From: Is My Stress Level Too High? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

HelpGuide.org: “Stress Symptoms, Signs, and Causes.”

The American Institute of Stress: “Stress Effects.”

Mayo Clinic: “Stress symptoms: Effects on your body and behavior.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Warning Signs of Emotional Stress: When to See Your Doctor.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on November 03, 2016

SOURCES: 

HelpGuide.org: “Stress Symptoms, Signs, and Causes.”

The American Institute of Stress: “Stress Effects.”

Mayo Clinic: “Stress symptoms: Effects on your body and behavior.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Warning Signs of Emotional Stress: When to See Your Doctor.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on November 03, 2016

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