Features April 2007 Issue

Music Therapy May Help Reduce Your Pain

Recent studies support the notion that listening to music each day can help ease the discomfort of arthritis.

Are you continually bogged down by persistent arthritis pain, despite your array of daily pain medications? It might help, some researchers claim, if you augment your pill-taking routine with a daily dose of Brahms, Mozart or, for that matter, Jimi Hendrix or Lawrence Welk.

[IMGCAP(1)]According to Sandra Siedlecki, R.N., Ph.D., a senior nursing researcher at Cleveland Clinic, a growing body of evidence indicates that listening to music can serve as an impressively effective analgesic. "There are…

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