Can Neurofeedback Support Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain affects many Americans and can reduce your quality of life if left unsupported, but neurofeedback may help. This type of long-lasting pain may persist even after an injury or illness has resolved. It may be caused by an illness or various types of autoimmune conditions.

How Does Pain Work?

In its simplest form, when you’ve skinned your knee, your nerves send a signal to your brain which your brain interprets as pain. When you take medication to combat pain, such as during surgery, pain medication blocks that signal

In the case of chronic pain, it can evolve into a brain pattern that incorrectly processes pain signals. Over time, those signals become self-reinforcing and your nervous system becomes more sensitive.

Tension in the body is another explanation that can cause persistent pain. Headaches, arthritis, muscle aches and spasms can cause these conditions.

How Does Neurofeedback Support Chronic Pain

Fortunately, neurofeedback training can help your brain to relax the body and more properly interpret pain messages. If your nervous system is out of balance, it can affect how you feel and how your body processes pain signals. Neurofeedback can break this cycle so you may experience less pain.

Neurofeedback training assesses brain activity and can make space for creating new neural pathways to, in effect, lower stress in areas of your brain, possibly reducing your chronic pain. Neurofeedback training is non-invasive and may help you lower stress and respond to stress in a healthier way.

During a training session, we watch your brainwaves in real time and give your brain feedback it can use to learn a new habit. Neurofeedback training can be particularly helpful in lowering stress pattern signals related to chronic pain according to research. Neurofeedback gives your brain lots of practice to learn how to find balance and to support your overall pain sensitivity.

Try Neurofeedback to Support the Stress From Chronic Pain Patterns

Learn more about how neurofeedback might help you by contacting our caring, experienced practitioners at Sano Wellness Center, located in Lakeville, Minnesota. Please call us at 925-681-2916.

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