Behavioral techniques in pain modification
Michael G. Mckee, PhDAddress reprint requests to M. G. M., Department of Biofeedback, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, One Clinic Center, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44195.
Psychological variables and behavioral techniques influence pain behavior in chronic benign pain syndromes and in cancer pain. Such techniques affect patterns of thought, feeling, and action related to the experience and expression of pain. They demonstrably contribute to the therapy of patients with chronic benign pain and hold promise for increasing the quality of life for cancer patients.