Mental Distress

Can Mental Distress Cause Chronic Pain?
Find out if Your Neck, Nerve, Joint or Back Pain is Stress Related

Chronic pain caused by mental distress is real and just as disabling as that caused by a trauma, illness or strain. Stress-related pain has been known to limit an individual’s ability to lead a normal life, both physically and emotionally. Several studies reveal that emotions of fear, anger, anxiety and depression can manifest into continuous or severe pain. In turn, this can cause weakening of muscles which may bring about even more pain.

What are some of the common pain symptoms that are experienced by individuals suffering from mental distress?

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Migraine and tension headaches
  • Nerve pain
  • Knee Pain

Dr. Ronald N. Parris, MD offers pain counseling and minimally invasive therapeutic treatments. These include chiropractic alignments and acupuncture to help relieve severe pain or continuous pain experienced by patients suffering from mental distress.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Pain Caused by Depression, Anxiety and Stress  
Mental distress can cause muscle tension resulting in physical or neurological imbalances which lead to back, nerve, neck and/or joint pain. The first step to relieving chronic pain is determining what is causing it. Severe or continuous pain that is brought on by depression and anxiety may have its roots in physiological causes. It helps to have a clear understanding of your pain and chronic pain conditions.

Dr. Ronald N. Parris, MD is a pain specialist who uses his extensive knowledge and experience to help you lead a happy and independent life. He will take the time to go over your medical history and understand your condition before he proposes an individualized pain management plan for you.

Dr. Parris offers many different types of pain therapeutic treatments to suit your needs and comfort level including:

  • Epidural steroid injection
  • Medial branch blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Spinal cord stimulator implants
  • Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty
  • Knee Injections
  • Chiropractic manipulations
  • Occipital nerve block
  • Medication management

Serious relationship issues, acute financial problems, a highly stressful job, the illness or death of a loved one, etc. could be causing you mental distress that manifests itself as chronic or continuous pain. Our excellent team of qualified doctors and nurses can help you feel better and take control of your life.