Chronic Pain (some types of)

Neurofeedback has been successfully used with chronic pain sufferers. In chronic pain we assume that the injury, which originally gave rise to the pain, has healed, yet the pain survives and may have worsened over time. Constant endurance of chronic pain can lower the brain’s threshold to pain, increasing the perception of pain experienced. Neurofeedback training can succeed in raising the threshold to pain and may even restore it to a normal level, thus lowering the perception of pain experienced. If there is continuing injury, the pain threshold can at least be returned toward normal values and pain reduced.

People who have chronic pain may experience:

  • a decrease or in, some cases, total elimination of chronic pain
  • mood improvements
  • a sense of feeling more detached from issues
  • being energized and feeling motivated
  • improved over-all quality of life