Heard it Through the Grapevine: Can Music Ease Pain?

Researchers at the 2018 IASP World Congress on Pain in Boston discussed how music affects the brain, and its potential as a pain treatment.

People listen to music for many reasons—for the memories it evokes, to make a workout more enjoyable, perhaps for a boost of energy in the morning, the list goes on—but can music also be used to relieve pain?

Three talks during a workshop at the 2018 World Congress on Pain discussed the idea of using music to improve brain health, and particularly music’s potential as a treatment for complex conditions such as chronic pain.

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Lincoln M. Tracy
Research Fellow and Freelance Writer