What Role Does Meditation And Relaxation Play In Pain Management? Dr. Jennifer Stevens

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There’s a lot of talk about meditation, mindfulness and other therapies like that in improving health, and chronic pain is no exception. 

So as part of a multidisciplinary treatment programme, you can approach meditation or mindfulness, or other psychological therapies like that, in all sorts of different ways. And if you attend a psychologist or a chronic pain clinic, you’ll be taken through some of those. There’s various apps that you can download to help you with that, but it’s recommended that you get psychological help to pick the one that’s going to be the best for you.

For some people, the mindfulness that’s incorporated in practises like Tai Chi and yoga can also be incredibly helpful.

Dr Jennifer Stevens is a Pain Specialist at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney and Pain Australia

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