What is involved in patient education for chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

Updated: Jan 14, 2020
  • Author: Manish K Singh, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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The patient and family should have a good understanding about the multifactorial nature of chronic pain and the benefits of a multidisciplinary comprehensive management plan. [6]

The patient should avoid uncomfortable stressful positions and bad posture. In addition, regular exercise, good sleeping habits, and balanced meals are helpful in maintaining good health. The patient may also benefit from instruction in biofeedback and relaxation techniques.

For excellent patient education information, see the Mental Health Center, as well as Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), and Pain Medications.


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