Meditation and relaxation techniques can be powerful additions to an arthritis treatment program.
Getting relief from chronic pain of arthritis or back problems can be a frustrating quest. It almost always requires a multipronged approach. Physical therapy, medications, supplements, weight loss and assistive devices are a few of the mainstays of treatment. Michael Roizen, MD, Chair of the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, suggests adding a regular practice of meditation or other stress-reducing relaxation techniques.