Meditation Decreases Chronic Neck Pain
A group of German researchers recently published the results of a study looking into the benefits of meditation on people with chronic neck pain. The article was published in The Journal of Pain. They studied about 90 people who had neck pain for an average of 11 years. The average age of the participants was 50 years. Their results found significant improvements in pain reduction and pain coping but no effect on functional disability.
The findings suggest that meditation could be used as an adjunct alongside physical treatments that provide functional benefits.