What is Progressive Muscular Relaxation?

Category: Procedures

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Progressive Muscular Relaxation (PMR) is to encourage deep muscular relaxation in muscle groups, tensed under stressful conditions. Muscular tension produces aches and pains, particularly in the neck and back. Tension is applied deliberately and then let go to promote relaxation of the muscle.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Anxious mood 6 2
Panic attacks 2 0
Insomnia 2 0
Chronic neck pain 1 0
Muscle tension 1 0
Restless feeling in legs 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Progressive Muscular Relaxation"

Severe
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Moderate
0
Mild
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None
3

Dosages

Adherence
Always
0 0%
Usually
1 33%
Sometimes
2 67%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
0 0%
Somewhat
0 0%
A little
2 67%
Not at all
1 33%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
3 100%
Last updated:
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