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Relaxation can be used to help you manage your pain. It can help to reduce tension and break the vicious cycle of anxiety, stress and pain. Like any skill it takes practice to learn well.
Relaxation is not just doing nothing, reading a book, watching TV or sitting down for a bit, although you may enjoy doing some of these things. Relaxation is an active process.
You may also like to listen to the Relaxation audio provided by the Somerset Community Pain Management Service.
Acknowledgement: We are very grateful to the Somerset Community Pain Management Service for granting permission to share their factsheets and content for this section of the website.
This factsheet from the team at Somerset Community Pain Management Service includes a relaxation monitoring form and covers:
This video explains how breathing, and effective, controlled breathing in particular, can aid relaxation. This is important in pain control and management.
Stress and pain are intimately related. When being in pain causes stress or being stressed worsens pain, psychological therapies -- including hypnosis, meditation, and relaxation -- may help break the cycle.
This website provides firsthand accounts of how people managed to deal with pain through a combination of relaxation and distraction techniques. Read on to find out more.
When we're in pain, or anxious, our breathing can quickly become out of control, which makes managing the pain that much harder. By learning to manage our breathing, we can stay in control, relax, and manage our pain much more easily.
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NHS physiotherapy is currently being provided by Ascenti Physiotherapy. They will contact you directly if physiotherapy is required. Their telephone number is 0330 678 0850 or email email@example.com