QOD 48: Relaxation Therapy for Pain Management (Fundamentals/Basic Care and Comfort)

QOD 48: Relaxation Therapy for Pain Management (Fundamentals/Basic Care and Comfort)

Question:

A nurse who is caring for a patient with chronic pain and recommends the patient undergoes relaxation therapy as part of pain management. How would relaxation therapy work in this situation?

Answer:

C.  Relaxation decreases anxiety, which can cause muscle tension and contribute to pain

Rationale: 

Relaxation exercises are . . .