Is There A Different Type Of Anxiety Pain?

Yes, there are several different kinds of pain caused by anxiety disorder. Examples of chronic pain induced by anxiety are muscle pain, chest pain, headache, abdominal pain, eye pain and joint pain. Pain induced by anxiety disappears after successful treatment of anxiety disorder.

How Does Anxiety Cause Chronic Pain?

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is an emotional disorder triggered by stress, fear and worry. Anxiety triggered by emotional sensations creates an imbalance in neurotransmitters and physiological changes in structure of pain receptors. Pain receptors are protein molecules. Physiological and pharmacological modulation of neurotransmitter and receptors causes change in behavior of neurotransmitter production and receptor sensitivity. Modified neurotransmitter and receptors in peripheral tissue, spinal cord and brain may respond to various stimulations as chronic pain. Dialogue between receptors, neurotransmitters and pain centers has to reset so that only biological pain signals are interpreted as pain. The physiological modulation of pain behavior can be reset to normal response by removing and treating anxiety disorder and modifying pharmacological influence.