Pain in Muscles or Back that Don’t Respond to Treatment
Body pain with chronic soreness, and muscle tension are common physical symptoms of depression. Symptoms include persistent aches or stiffness anywhere along the spine. There’s sharp, localized pain in the neck, upper back, or lower back, especially after lifting heavy objects or engaging in strenuous activity. Chronic ache in the middle or lower back, especially after sitting or standing for extended periods. Depression causes pain in muscles and the back, but the reverse is also true. Chronic muscle or joint pain can cause depression. Arthritis is joint weakness and deformities that interfere with doing daily tasks, and can damage organs. Depression is common for arthritis sufferers. Fibromyalgia is a chronic medical condition that causes widespread muscle pain, fatigue, and depression.