Financial stress may lead to physical pain

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  1. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

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    Not sure whether to post this in Human Science, Economics or Health, so I'll leave it here.
    New research in Psychological Science reveals a causal connection between economic insecurity and frequency of physical pain and reduced pain tolerance. The findings indicate that the link may be driven, at least in part, by feeling a lack of control over one's life.

    http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/afps-efs021916.php

    Paper: http://pss.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/02/17/0956797615625640
     
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  3. Edont Knoff Registered Senior Member

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    You can generalize this: Stress over extended periods can trigger painful conditions for a significant number of people.

    Stress changes muscular tension, muscular response and also some hormones and signal transmitters, e.g. those for inflammation control. Depending on the overall constitution, this can lead to a number of painful conditions. Back/spine problems are frequent, stomach/intestines also. Headaches as well. The risk to suffer from inflammations is incresed, if this affects joints, it will be very painful, as well as infallamtions of several tissues which can lead to crippling pain.

    Of course there are people with a robust constitution which will not be affected. But there are also the sensitive ones, which will, well not only almost die, but really die if the stress cannot be stopped at some point. Be it by suicide or from chronic desease.
     
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