This week a patient told me: "I have been suffering for a year and a half from stress, anxiety (or whatever you call it), with symptoms every day, and not just attacks. Such as shoulder pain, back, shoulders, muscle pain in the legs, as if the whole body is on fire. Pressure in the head in the temples, sometimes difficulty Breathing, fast pulse, a nightmare of the world, and nothing helps. I'm really desperate, God forbid I die or something bad happens to me." In 1949 Donald Hebb explained the idea of learning and memory. At the basis of Hebb's ideas was the assumption that the nervous system is sensitive to finding seriality in time, and that seriality in time indicates causality. Hebb's claim was that when cell A consistently activates cell B, the connection between the two cells will inevitably strengthen (fire together-wire tighter), this is how learning occurs, this is how pain spreads. Every day more cells are added to the pain and this is what happened to my patient as well. Every two cells get stronger and invite more cells. That is why anxiety, pain, depression and any mental or physical pain should be killed while they are still small. Otherwise the pain may grow and get out of control. Since we control our thoughts, we must not give bad thoughts free rein, and continue to think in a destructive way, otherwise the number of cells in the body that share these thoughts will increase. When we recognize anxiety attacks, which repeat themselves and do not treat them for a long time, the number of anxious brain cells only increases, which may turn into physical pain. For example, as shown in the picture, the area of feelings of anxiety and physical pain are felt and mixed.
Looking at it from another angle, anxiety and stress can indeed cause physical pain. This is because the mind and body are interconnected and can influence each other. When a person experiences anxiety, the brain activates the "fight or flight" response, which triggers the release of stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones can cause physical symptoms such as increased heart rate, muscle tension and headaches, as well as digestive problems, chest pains and more. The connection between anxiety and physical pain also stems from the fact that anxiety can cause muscle tension which can lead to muscle pain and headaches. The connection between anxiety and physical pain also stems from the fact that anxiety can cause muscle tension which can lead to muscle pain and headaches. In addition, anxiety can interfere with sleep, which can worsen the physical pain and discomfort. It is important to seek help if anxiety causes physical pain or discomfort. Talking to a mental health professional can help identify the root of the anxiety and develop a therapy plan to manage the symptoms. Treatment options can include therapy, medication, or a combination of both. Since every day that passes more cells are involved in physical and mental pain, it is necessary to treat and eliminate the anxieties as quickly as possible. Take responsibility for your life, start treating yourself as in the blog Eight ways to treat anxiety or in the Chronic pain treatment blog I will be happy to help you, The Breathing, call me 0544666196