Can jazz ease post-surgery stress?main
They give you plenty of meds to numb the pain during and after an operation Some of the meds have unfortunate side-effects.
Try listening to music instead, is the advice from the Anesthesiology 2014 conference in New Orleans.
Dr. Flower Austin, D.O., anesthesiology resident at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, reported on a study of 56 patients undergoing elective hysterectomies. Half chose to listen to jazz after the operation, the other half to wear noise cancellation headphones.
Heart rate, blood pressure, pain and anxiety levels were surveyed over half an hour. Both groups’ heart rates dropped significantly. The jazz lovers’ heart rate was lower after 20 minutes than the noise cancellers.
Why didn’t they try Classic FM?
Talk to your doctor.