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Abstract Title:

Hypnosis treatment for chronic low back pain.

Abstract Source:

Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2010 Jan;58(1):53-68. PMID: 20183738

Abstract Author(s):

Gabriel Tan, Tenley Fukui, Mark P Jensen, John Thornby, Karen L Waldman

Article Affiliation:

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.

Abstract:

Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a significant healthcare problem, and many individuals with CLBP remain unresponsive to available interventions. Previous research suggests that hypnosis is effective for many chronic pain conditions; however, data to support its efficacy for CLBP are outdated and have been limited primarily to case studies. This pilot study indicated that a brief, 4-session standardized self-hypnosis protocol, combined with psycho-education, significantly and substantially reduced pain intensity and pain interference. Significant session-to-session improvements were also noted on pain ratings and mood states; however, follow-up data suggest that these benefits may not have been maintained across time in this sample. These findings need to be replicated and confirmed in a larger clinical trial, which could also assess the long-term effects of this treatment.

Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Hypnosis : CK(150) : AC(15)

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