Tel Aviv U. researcher: Acute psychological stress lowers ability to withstand physical pain

Acute psychological stress lowers a person’s ability to withstand physical pain, according to new Tel Aviv University research just published in the journal Pain. The research, by Prof. Ruth Defrin of the physical therapy department at TAU’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine showed that sudden stress has a dramatically harmful effect on the body’s ability to modulate (control or modify) pain.


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