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Guided internet-based cognitive behavioural treatment for chronic back pain reduces pain catastrophising

Dr Mary Wyatt

A randomized controlled trial from Sweden offers hope for chronic back pain sufferers.

The internet offers a range of opportunities for providing individuals with advice and potentially assisting their medical condition, yet research in this area can be limited or fledgling. In one study, Swedish researchers looked at whether internet-based cognitive behaviour treatment could help people with chronic back pain. Cognitive behaviour therapy seeks to educate and inform, to change beliefs and patterns of thinking about a conditi...

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