When we are in a state of stress and adrenaline in our blood goes through the roof, pain and fatigue seem to subside. Also after a very unfortunate, regrettable, the pain may occur in different parts of our body as the abdomen or chest.
Many people have found that pain and much more in life, affected by stress. Our bodies in a state of stress, it releases chemicals that affect how the brain perceives pain. This occurs in any stressful situations, short or long, mild or very intense.
In some cases, stresses actually soften or even disappear for a little pain. Imagine for a moment that you are not a hospitable environment that causes fear and suddenly you hear a strange noise. Very likely, it will completely forget the pain and you're ready to run to leave if imposed by the situation.
In other cases, stress reactions to the body that do not serve any useful purpose but instead cause and maintain chronic pain. In short, acute stress has strong analgesic effects. The brain when we perceive that we are facing a high risk or after an injury, it releases a series of powerful chemical agents that seek to alleviate the pain quickly.
The substances composing and releasing the brain during stress, comparable to the addictive substances known to our family. These substances other than the suppression of pain, and release both dopamine that activates nerve circuits in the brain that cause pleasure.
Extra stress causes the release of substances in the brain and the substance produced by our brains is particularly strong in the suppression of pain.
Chronic stress, chronic pain: In chronic stress, things evolve differently. The brain and is able to brief acute stress can suppress pain; can not to do it as well in the long-term chronic stress. It is able to continuously release and capabilities exhausted. Chronic stress, therefore, prevents the normal capacity of the brain to help us in difficult moments. In a number of people, these changes caused by chronic stress, create the conditions for establishment of chronic pain.
Stress pain, digestive and migraine headache: Although the mechanisms that our body has to fight the pain, the same stress may be the cause of painful disorders, know the role of a hard day at work with stress and tension in the end lead to migraine headaches or other form.
Also stress can have bad effects and in our digestive system, stomach and intestines. Compounds associated with stress, make the intestines very sensitive to pain. And increased sensitivity is largely responsible for the irritable bowel syndrome. Patients with this condition are very sensitive to stress. pain relief that comes with irritable bowel syndrome.
Fear, anxiety: It is known that fear and anxiety worsen pain. The more fear, the more painfully experiencing an expected pain or pain that already exists.
In such cases, the emotional reactions of the brain offset natural mechanisms of the human body.
The fact that we still have much to learn about the pain and stress. But already we know that relaxation is for many people a powerful calming agent. For relaxation, changes in thinking and approach can assist.
Here are some simple and effective ways to prevent and relieve tension headaches: * Make sure you have 7-8 hours sleep every night. * Exercise regularly for about half an hour. * Provide immediate relief by applying an ice pack on his head and neck. * Use acupressure techniques. Massage the area above and around the ears, temples and back of your neck. * Go on a leisurely vacation to recharge yourself and escape the stresses associated with everyday hectic lifestyle.
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