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For Back Pain, Steroid Shots No More Effective Than Placebo. Exercise, Psychology Can Help.

April 29, 2012|Pain Management

Research shows that steroid shots for back pain are not more effective than placebo. And, the author of this study said current research suggests that exercise is the most effective way to reduce back pain.

Psychological approaches to pain management can also be effective. Health psychologists that specialize in pain management offer stress management training, biofeedback training and cognitive therapy approaches to teach clients skills to manage and reduce pain. Psychological treatments and skills can help clients minimize use of medications while improving functioning and quality of life.

If you would like more information about pain management services, call us today.

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