Stress and Injury

December 20, 2016

Stress is a response to a threat or stimulus that tends to activate our sympathetic nervous system.

Stress is a response to a threat or stimulus that tends to activate our sympathetic nervous system, which is our “fight or flight” system. There are numerous disorders that have been linked to stress including depression, anxiety, and heart attacks. However, the effects of stress on musculoskeletal injuries and healing tend to get less attention.