Music Can Be an Alternative to Opioid-Based Medication for Chronic Pain

Music has been suggested as a complementary alternative to chronic pain medication.

A new study examines the experience of a woman with chronic pain who used music for pain management.

The study delves into the contextual aspects of music listening, as well as the physiological and cognitive benefits of music listening.

The study suggests that music-induced analgesia involves complex cognitive and emotional mechanisms, which may modulate the descending pain modulatory pathway.

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