There are numerous researches conducted on pain. Numerous researchers claim that physical pain is deeply connected with spiritual and emotional pain.
We all know how rough can life be. You feel like you’re on an emotional roller coaster. Have you ever thought that those emotions have started to manifest themselves into physical pain?
According to Dr. Susan Babel, a psychologist that specializes in trauma-induced depression, “Studies have shown that chronic physical pain might not only be caused by physical injury but also by stress and emotional issues.”
Many people know and have felt that emotional stress can cause irritable bowel syndrome, stomachaches, and headaches. It can also cause other physical complaints or chronic physical pain. According to a study, people who are more anxious and under constant stress have constricted muscles which will become fatigued and inefficient in time.
“More subtly, one might develop psychosomatic symptoms or stress-related symptoms because of unresolved emotional issues. Often, physical pain functions to warn a person that there is still emotional work to be done, and it can also be a sign of unresolved trauma in the nervous system,” the doctor claims.
Here are some of the most common types of pain connected to emotions!
- Pain in your head
The pain in your head mostly manifests itself in the form of headaches which are strong as migraines and headaches which aren’t that strong. All of them can be caused by the everyday stress. Take some time and relax. Ease the tension.
- Pain in your neck
This type of pain indicates that you can’t forgive other people and you’re having hard time with that. You can’t even forgive yourself. Think about what you love about you and other people. You’ll start going towards forgiveness consciously.
- Pain in your shoulders
This type of pain signifies a real emotional burden. Make sure you work out how to solve the problem and discuss it with someone close to you.
- Pain in your upper back
This type of pain means that you lack emotional support. You might be holding your love back or you’re feeling unloved. Go on a date if you’re single.
- Pain in your lower back
You’re probably worried too much about money or you may lack emotional support. Ask for a raise or think who about who can help you deal with your money a little better. Ask for some support from other people.
- Pain in your elbows
This type of pain signifies that you resist changes in your life. If you have stiff arms are feeling stiff, you’re too stiff in your life. Think about making compromises. Be calm and sure that everything will be OK.
- Pain in your hands
We use our hands to touch, feel and connect to people. Hand pain may signify that you’re not reaching out enough. Make new friends. Connect with new people.
- Pain in your hips
This type of pain may signify that you’re afraid of moving. You’re probably very resistant to changes and moves. You’re very cautious when you have to make a decision. Try to make them a bit easier.
- Pain in the knees
This type of pain can mean many things, but it can also mean that you have a big ego. Make sure you’re a humble person. Volunteer. Do something that will make you feel mortal, because you’re only a human.
- Pain in your calves
Any type of emotional tension can trigger this type of pain. It can also appear because of stress or jealousy. You may also want to let go of something big.
- Pain in the ankles
If you feel this type of pain, you’re probably depriving yourself of pleasure. Make sure you relax and indulge more. You can spice up your romance, for example!
- Pain in your feet
This type of pain means that you’re depressed. Negativity can manifest in our feet. Look for areas, people, pets or things that will make you feel happy and full of joy.
According to Dr. Babel, “Although one might not be aware of the lingering effect of the trauma, or believe that the traumatic event has been put behind them, the body could be clinging to unresolved issues.”
Try looking inside you the following time you’re feeling some kind of pain. Make sure you’re not suppressing any emotions. Your pain will be a spiritual warning sign that you have to do something and heal as soon as possible!