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Music, Relaxation Can Complement Pain Medicine

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June 23, 1999
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Patients facing surgery can expect to have less postoperative pain if they use relaxation and music with their pain medicine. A new study by a CWRU nurse researcher has found that relaxation and music, separately or together, significantly reduce a patient's pain following major abdominal surgery.

Patients facing surgery can expect to have less postoperative pain if they use relaxation and music with their pain medicine. A new study by a CWRU nurse researcher has found that relaxation and music, separately or together, significantly reduce a patient's pain following major abdominal surgery. Tested in addition to the usual pain medication, these self-care methods reduced pain more than medication alone. The research was reported this week in Pain, the journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain.


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