Japanese Occupational Therapy Research
Online ISSN : 2434-4419
Print ISSN : 0289-4920
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Relief of daily chronic pain through physical activity:
A case study of right brachial plexus damage-related pain
Yoichi TanakaMichihiro OsumiGosuke SatoShu Morioka
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2019 Volume 38 Issue 1 Pages 117-122

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This case study investigated the pain intensity and psychological condition throughout the day of a patient suffering from chronic pain due to accident-induced physical brachial right plexus damage, resulting in spontaneous pain to the right arm. A 14-day investigation found that various mild intensity physical activities such as housework or light walking resulted in a decrease in pain intensity. Specifically, “taking a walk” or “using a day service” was important in daily life and may contribute to a decrease in the pain intensity. This may highlight the importance of said activities to the client, resulting in continuation of the activities independently.

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