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Centre for Orthopaedics
Suite 10-33/34/35 Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
38 Irrawaddy Road
Singapore, 329563, Singapore
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Child Orthopedics
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Spine - Cervical
Spine - General
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How is learning relaxation techniques going to help me with my back pain? I'm not stressed out. I'm just in pain.

Your life circumstances may not be stressful but pain is always a stressor to the body. Using methods of relaxation can help reduce muscle tension and improve circulation for healing. Some people are able to use these techniques to reduce (or get rid of) the pain.

Once you've learned a few relaxation skills you can take them anywhere anytime. It could be a quick and easy way to keep your pain from escalating or getting worse in certain circumstances. A good relaxation method can be used without a complicated series of steps.

Keeping active is an important key to handling back pain. Relaxation is one of several tools used to help patients cope with pain and keep active.


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