Music & Pain

Music-Based Interventions in Paediatric and Adolescents Oncology Patients: A Systematic Review

Abstract Background: The implications of cancer and its medical treatment are traumatic, highly stressful and have great psychosocial impact. Therefore, a comprehensive treatment is essential and music-based interventions can play an important role. The objective of this study is to summarise research that assesses the effects of music therapy in paediatric and adolescent patients with…

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The effects of music listening on pain and stress in the daily life of patients with fibromyalgia syndrome

Abstract Music listening is associated with both pain- and stress-reducing effects. However, the effects of music listening in daily life remain understudied, and the psycho-biological mechanisms underlying the health-beneficial effect of music listening remain unknown. We examined the effects of music listening on pain and stress in daily life in a sample of women with…

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Original Report Music Modulation of Pain Perception and Pain-Related Activity in the Brain, Brain Stem, and Spinal Cord: A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study

Highlights Pain modulation by music is investigated with fMRI of the brain and spinal cord. Behavioral responses showed a roughly 10% reduction of pain ratings with music. fMRI showed altered responses to pain with music in spinal cord and higher structures. Results suggest that music may evoke activation of the descending analgesia pathway. Abstract The…

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Music and pattern change in chronic pain

The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of music as a unitary–transformative means of altering the perception of chronic pain among women with rheumatoid arthritis within the context of Newman’s model of health as expanding consciousness. In this repeated measures investigation, 30 women diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis for a minimum of 6…

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Music and Pain Relief

The idea that music can heal the soul or “soothe the savage breast” is well-known. Music’s healing power over the body has also attracted attention from scientists who aim to test this ancient wisdom. A growing body of research supports the claim that music can alleviate physical pain. Studies have shown music to be an…

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Music listening alleviates anxiety and physiological responses in patients receiving spinal anesthesia

The aim of this study was to explore the effects of listening to music on the anxiety levels and physiological responses of surgical patients receiving spinal anesthesia. Methods: An experimental design was used in the study with an experimental group (n=50) and a control group (n=50). The […] Click here to view original web page…