General Relaxation Techniques

Just like with any other kind of muskuloskeletal pain, learning some general techniques in order to relax the muscles can make sense. It is Jacobson’s progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) that has proven to be best practice in pain therapy. However, this requires quite a bit of time in addition to the right facility and individual to explain the procedure and also constant repetition. This is a big obstacle for many pain-sufferers who often expect to get some relief from a medical intervention, they shy away from actually doing anything for themselves, though. But, for many pain-sufferers, overcoming this passive attitude is a decisive step towards relieving their symptoms. In addition of course, many other techniques such as yoga, meditation, autogenics training, Feldenkrais training or Qi-Gong can also prove helpful. The patients themselves should find out about these things.