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Osteoporosis Pain

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Mind-Body Therapy for Osteoporosis Pain

Your mind and your body are strongly connected. Research has found that some psychological approaches can help manage chronic pain. One or more of these mind-body therapies may work for you:

  • Guided imagery helps you focus on positive words or phrases, or pleasing images. This directs attention away from the pain.
  • Relaxation training uses concentration and deep breathing. This relaxes muscles and relieves pain and tension.
  • Biofeedback is using a special machine that helps you learn to control functions such as your heart rate and muscle tension. Biofeedback can help you master relaxation skills and ease pain.
  • Psychotherapy can be helpful when chronic pain has led to emotional stress and depression. These feelings can add to the pain you're going through. Coping with them can make it easier to manage pain.

 

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Reviewed by Kimball Johnson, MD on October 04, 2012
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