Rygg och nackvärk, före, under och efter reflexologisk behandling.

Translated title of the thesis: Back- and neck pain before, during and after reflexological treatment
  • Karin Abrahamsson

    Student thesis: Master, one year


    People with back- and neck pain are common in primary care. Lot of patients don´t get the help needed. Meanwhile the public´s interest in Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) is growing. Need was identified to in the Healthcare system increase the knowledge about CAM´s options of treatment. The aim of this study was describing peoples experiences associated with back-and neck pain and reflexological treatment. The method was qualitative approach with semistructured interviews that analysed with contentanalysis. Sample included seven clients soughted reflexological treatment for back-and/or neck pain, wich identified through three flexologists in South Sweden. In The result the category Everyday life was identified with subcategories Pain and ache, Attempts to adapt and also Seek care and treatment. In the category Physically and mentally sensations subcategories Personal treatment, Zone pain, Increasing of circulation and also relaxation was identified. In the category Change in everyday life subcategories Symptom relief, Help to self-help and also work and sports were observed. Conclusion is that Reflexological treatment relief pain for people with back- and neck pain, it also provides chance for relaxation, better sleep, be able to work and to get new energy. More research about reflexological treatment is needed.

    Date of Award2012-Apr-04
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorInga Ljungquist (Supervisor), Ann-Christin Janlöv (Supervisor) & Agneta Berg (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Graduate diploma in primary health care specialist nursing

    Courses and Subjects

    • Miscellaneous

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)


    • district nurse
    • back- and neck pain
    • reflexology
    • complementary alternative medicine
    • treatment

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