A new survey by chemists at LloydsPharmacy claim that listening to favourite music can help you manage pain.
A survey has found that four in ten people living with constant pain said that listening to their favourite tunes helps them relax and feel better. The study suggested that the most effective genres are pop, classical and rock and indie music, while the songs that work best include Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel, Robbie Williams ' Angels, Albatross by Fleetwood Mac and The Commodores' hit Easy.
The chemists surveyed 1,500 people and learned two thirds of patients aged 16 to 24 got the most help by listening to music to manage their aches and pains. Of those who listened to music to help with pain, a third said they did so as often as they could, while 40 per cent listened just in the evenings.
David Bradshaw of the University of Utah Pain Management Centre, said that people in pain should try to find some activity to get fully engaged in. Listening to favourite music is excellent for that because it can involve both thoughts and feelings. No matter how anxious you may feel, if you can get absorbed in the music this can help with your pain.
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