Watch a video about tips and techniques to desensitize your abdomen if you're living with Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome.
Abdominal Desensitization for Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome
For abdominal desensitization, here's a list of activities that you can do throughout your day to help with that sensitivity.
For vibration or cold sensitivity, refer to the specific ice massage and vibration videos for tips. Otherwise, you can incorporate desensitization into your day by laying on your stomach while doing homework or watching TV or eating small, multiple snacks throughout the day. It is important to remember not to change your diet because of pain.
Some other ways to desensitize the abdomen include core strengthening such as planking. This is an example of forearm and straight arm planking. Sit ups can be helpful to desensitize the abdomen, as well as leg lifts. Be mindful if you are having worsening pain, are unable to eat or drink, or experiencing weight changes, please seek immediate advice from your medical provider.
Great job! You've completed one of the four to five recommended desensitization techniques per day. Try another one! Remember, this can take some time to work so don't give up.
Topics Covered: Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome (AMPS)
Related Centers and Programs: Center for Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome