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Pain Management Class: Breathing Exercises Part 1

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This article is in our series featuring pain management techniques to help you decrease and cope with pain.  It’s your at-home pain management class!

The first skills that I teach patients are relaxed breathing exercises. These help you reduce pain by helping you relax. Here are 2 for you to try:

You can use these exercises in several ways:

    • read through the exercise and then do it from memory (it doesn’t have to be done exactly as I’ve written it)
    • tape record the exercise yourself, then play it back for yourself (you can even do this on your cellphone)
    • have someone else read or record the exercise for you

Your assignment: Do at least 1 breathing exercise a day


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