Chronic Pain

In addition to studies exclusively involving people with chronic back or neck pain, several studies have assessed the effect of Alexander lessons for people with generalised chronic pain.

1. Evaluation of the effect of Alexander lessons in a pain clinic setting

Two other studies have been published that include Alexander Technique instruction for people with generalised chronic pain as part of a multidisciplinary approach:

2. Early Experiences of a Multidisciplinary Pain Management Programme

3. Multidisciplinary approach to chronic back pain: prognostic elements of the outcome

It is a challenge to try to summarize the experience [of the Alexander Technique], as I find it (and it finds me) being the constant change, not there to be grasped. The most measureable is the sharpening of all the senses. My violinist ears react to the most subtle nuances in the sound and the experience is that of all the senses 'working' on the sound (and the means that are producing it), when I play. This has made possible the greater awareness in the moment present.

Agnieszka Opiola, Independent Violinist, Glasgow

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