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chronic pain

Increasing the Threshold of Pain
Neurofeedback has been effective in decreasing chronic pain. A person in pain tends to focus on that pain; they have an internal focus. There is an increase in brainwaves associated with this internal focus which lowers the pain threshold leading to chronic pain. Neurofeedback can be used to increase the pain threshold by increasing brain waves associated with having an external focus (eegspectrum.com).

Muscle Relaxation
A person naturally tightens his/her muscles in response to pain. Chronic tightening of the muscles increases the amount of perceived pain. Neurofeedback protocols designed to relax the client can be used to help decrease this pain.

Insomnia and Pain
A person in pain often sleeps poorly. Neurofeedback is used to relax a person so they can go to sleep, stay asleep, and wake up rested.

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Chronic pain is best prevented by early treatment of pain. Treatment in a rehabilitation center may be helpful (Caplan, 1987).
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See the following websites for more information
www.isnr.org | www.eegspectrum.com
www.helpforadd.com | www.EMDR.com
Neurofeedback sounds complicated, but it's as simple as learning to ride a bike with training wheels.