Chronic pain and anxiety are not diagnoses, but rather symptoms of stress.
When you feel physically or mentally threatened, your body produces stress chemicals to increase your chances of survival. When your stress levels remain elevated for extended periods of time, the result is anxiety.
Long periods of stress and anxiety can result in chronic pain and discomfort that can include chronic ringing in your ears, back pain, insomnia, migraines, and foot pain. However, using pharmaceuticals to treat the pain will be ineffective; you need to fix the anxiety that’s causing it.
Dr. David Hanscom shares his story of working through his anxiety to relieve chronic pain. He offers up tools that reduce stress chemicals and rid the body of the physical symptoms of stress. By using mindfulness and meditation, you can work through the three steps of overcoming anxiety: awareness, separation, and redirection.
Listen as Dr. David Hanscom joins Dr. Holly Lucille to discuss anxiety.