Neuropathic Pain Relief through Distraction Technique – a Case Report

Authors: J. Raudenská 1;  A. Javůrková 2;  J. Kozák 3;  J. Amlerová 4
Authors‘ workplace: Oddělení klinické psychologie, 2. LF UK Praha a FN v Motole, Praha 1;  Oddělení klinické psychologie, FN Královské Vinohrady, Praha 2;  Centrum pro léčbu a výzkum bolestivých stavů, 2. LF UK Praha a FN v Motole, Praha 3;  Neurologická klinika 2. LF UK Praha a FN v Motole, Praha 4
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2014; 77/110(1): 114-116
Category: Case Report


Distraction techniques are common behavioral interventions in terms of cognitive-behavioral therapy for pain management. Distraction techniques help patients to temporarily shift the focus of attention away from their pain and other unpleasant bodily sensations. They are frequently combined with other techniques. The case study describes a patient with chronic neuropathic pain due to a car accident who underwent a surgery but his back and leg pain persisted. A distraction technique in combination with relaxation training provided the patient with short-term pain relieve experience and helped him to cope with pain better.

Key words:
chronic neuropathic pain – cognitive-behavioral therapy – distraction technique – relaxation training

The authors declare they have no potential conflicts of interest concerning drugs, products, or services used in the study.

The Editorial Board declares that the manu­script met the ICMJE “uniform requirements” for biomedical papers.


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