What is involved in psychophysiologic therapy 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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This type of therapy consists of reassurance, counseling, relaxation therapy, stress management programs, and biofeedback techniques. With these treatment modalities, the frequency and severity of chronic pain may be reduced. [20]

Biofeedback may be helpful in some patients when combined with medications, while behavioral techniques have been successfully used to treat myofascial and sympathetically mediated pain syndromes.

Relaxation training, including autogenic training and progressive muscle relaxation, commonly is used. This approach is as effective as biofeedback.


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