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L'impact de la musique sur les douleurs

the impact of music on pain

Music, a gentle solution

A study showed that patients suffering from chronic pain saw their pain alleviated by listening to music for an hour a day. The attenuation could be of the order of 21%.

Depressive states associated with pain also had a regression of around 25%.

For the purposes of the study, a third of a group of around sixty people, suffering from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or chronic spinal problems, was asked to listen to their music. favorites using earphone. The second third had to choose from pieces of relaxation music. The last third had no music.

According to the author of this study, between the first and second thirds, few differences were noted. The pain regression was almost identical. Which was not the case with the third third.

These results are very encouraging, given the difficulty in treating this chronic pain with medication.

Other studies carried out in the past had already demonstrated the virtues of music on anxiety, anguish, and post-surgical pain.

Music also increases the quality of sleep.

This is one more reason to use relaxation music in our work areas as ambiance and during our massage therapy treatments!