Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Seen To Be Effective Against Back Pain

by Medindia Content Team on  January 21, 2006 at 12:46 PM General Health News
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Seen To Be Effective Against Back Pain
Cognitive behavioral therapy may prove to be as beneficial to people suffering from chronic lower back pain, as physical therapy. This has been revealed by a Dutch study. The same amount of physical relief has been reported by patients who underwent these two therapies, when compared to those who did not undergo any treatment at all. A combination of both the treatments did not produce any additional benefits by way of relief.

Dr. Rob Smeets of the Netherlands based Rehabilitation Center Blixembosch has revealed that relief from the pain can be obtained from either cognitive behavioral training or through physical training. Cognitive behavioral treatment can be the chosen treatment when people are either moderately or severely disabled by the condition, according to him. Back pain is an extremely common ailment, but it is called chronic if it were to last for over three months.

The research involved 212 people suffering from low back pain, and they were assigned to groups like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), active physical therapy (APT), a combination of both, or no treatment. The study extended over 10 weeks, after which the participants were called upon to fill up questionnaires with regard to their physical and psychological functioning.

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guest Wednesday, September 24, 2008

i am an ocd patient want behavior therepy but i live in ukraine can i be treated throgh internet

guest Saturday, January 20, 2007

HI I AM PHYSIOTHERAPIST WORKING IN NHS UK MY SPECIAL AREA OF INTRESET IS CBT IN CHRONIC PAIN PROGRAM. AT PRESENT I AM RUNNING THE CHRONIC PAIN PROGRAM WITH PSYCHOLOGIST .AS I AM STARTED THIS FROM GRASSROOT LEVEL , AS THERE ARE NO MORE COLLEGUE IN MY TRUST WHO ARE IN THIS PROFESSION INTREST, I AM FINDING HARD TO DEAL, I HOPE ANY BODY WITH EXPERIENCE CAN GUIDE ME OR SOME TIPS TO RUN THE PROGRAM.

guest Tuesday, February 14, 2006

may be this is useful may you know me more about cognitive behaviroul therapy. I am an physiotherapy student from india

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