• Vol. 42 No. 7, 361–362
  • 15 July 2013

Hypnotherapy: A Forgotten Modality in Managing Chronic Post-Traumatic Upper Limb Pain

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Hypnotherapy (and self-hypnosis) alters patients’ perception of pain, thus addressing its psychological and emotional components, which may indirectly influence the physiological response. It is safe and may decrease costs of medical treatment in chronic pain but remains underutilised in clinical medicine. Its efficacy in chronic post-traumatic limb pain is unclear, with only a single case report in the literature. We recently experienced its value in treating a patient with intractable chronic pain following a severe hand injury.

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