Structured odor therapy may help to manage pain in patients with chronic back pain

Takeaway

  • Regular, structured exposure to pleasant odors may increase pain thresholds in patients with chronic back pain.

Why this matters

  • Nonpharmacological therapies to treat and manage pain are becoming increasingly relevant in the field, with aromatherapy receiving the most attention.

  • The regular, structured use of pleasant odors may increase pain thresholds and be useful in general pain management in patients with chronic back pain.