Stress Reduces the Ability to Cope with Physical Pain

Stress Reduces the Ability to Cope with Physical Pain

While it is commonly known that different people have varying thresholds of pain, it is little known that stress reduces the ability to tolerate pain. In the research published in the journal, Pain, the study of 29 men, led by Professor Ruth Defrin of the Department of Physical Therapy at Tel Aviv University in Israel, found that psychological stress greatly increased pain intensity, while reducing the ability to cope with it. (more…)

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