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Anxiety and chronic pain can create a cyclic nature, in that one predisposes a person to the other. Certain signs of anxiety, such as catastrophizing, insomnia and hyper vigilance can play a role in chronic pain and overall mental health.

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If a zebra in the safari injures his leg, he keeps moving as much as possible because he needs to survive. If a human injures his leg, he may stop moving because he is too scared to move. This fear of movement (kinesiophobia) is rooted in the belief that pain is harmful and threatening. For the same reason Zebras Don't Get Ulcers, zebras do not…

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Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro, commented on Kinesiophobia: How to Stop the Fear of… Pain does not always mean that there is an injury. A person with phantom…

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