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How is CBT (cognitive behvioral therapy) used to treat back pain?

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If you consult a psychotherapist for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), your treatment may include stress management, behavioral adaptation, education, and relaxation techniques. CBT can lessen the intensity of back pain, change perceptions about levels of pain and disability, and even lift depression. The NIH considers CBT useful for relieving low back pain, citing studies that show CBT to be superior to routine care and placebo.

From: Back Pain Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  Oh, W. and Shim J. . January/February 2004.  Friedman, F. Lyons Press, 2004.

The Clinical Journal of PainOutwitting Back Pain: Why Your Lower Back Hurts and How to Make It Stop,

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 5, 2018

SOURCES:  Oh, W. and Shim J. . January/February 2004.  Friedman, F. Lyons Press, 2004.

The Clinical Journal of PainOutwitting Back Pain: Why Your Lower Back Hurts and How to Make It Stop,

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 5, 2018

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