People suffering from low back pain can greatly relieve their discomfort by going to therapist. According to researchers at the University of Warwick, cognitive behavioral therapy aimed at reconsidering and modifying perceptions, cognitions and behaviors in order to eliminate negative beliefs can help to get rid of physical pain, along with psychological issues.
The study involved 700 patients with back pain complaints. In addition to pharmaceutical treatment, half of patients joined the group therapy and were given special literature to read.
At the end of the treatment, 59 percent of patients who went to group therapy sessions reported they were relieved from pain, while only 31 percent of those who did not attend the sessions reported the same result.
Researchers do not argue back pain is caused by psychological issues alone. Yet, once patients start thinking about the pain, they become aware of how it works on them so they can deal with it more effective.
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