What often confuses me is that my pain isn't bad (or at least noticeable) while I'm highly stressed. But hours after an 'event' or even next day it intensifies. The same after exploring and processing past events through journaling or EFT. This reminded me about what I read about metamedicine and its take on pain. So, whether one experiences emotional or physical trauma, from the nervous system's point of view is the same: trauma, whose energy gets stored in the body, and over certain threshold it manifests as pain or other illness. So pain is a signal for the individual to slow down and be kind to oneself while the mind-body heals itself. However, when we experience more stress (whether from the outside or internal anxieties), it interferes with healing and can lead to chronic symptoms. The mind-body gets stuck in a low-grade perpetual fight-flight-freeze response, as it's bracing itself for the next traumatic event. For example: http://www.metamedicineuk.com/meta-...-medicine-uncovers-the-cause-of-back-pain.htm I wonder what people think about the above, but if true it's all the more reason to stop worrying about our symptoms.