Diagnosis of Chronic Pain Syndrome
Chronic pain syndrome is a debilitating condition involving persistent pain. Discover how chronic pain neurofeedback can help.
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What Is Chronic Pain Syndrome?
It is only natural to search for relief when you are experiencing discomfort. However, chronic pain is distinct from temporary or acute pain. Acute pain comes on suddenly and goes away relatively quickly, while chronic pain persists for weeks, months, or even years. It can interfere with work, relationships, and quality of life. Many factors can cause chronic pain, including injuries, surgery, cancer, arthritis, and headaches. Around 25% of people with chronic pain eventually develop chronic pain syndrome.1
Is Chronic Pain Syndrome a Real Diagnosis?
Can Chronic Pain Syndrome Be Cured?
How to Diagnose Chronic Pain Syndrome
- When did the pain start?
- Where is your pain?
- What does the pain feel like?
- How intense is it, on a scale of zero to ten?
- What makes it worse or better?
- Have any treatments relieved it?
Key Diagnostic Factors
- Physical comorbidity
- Duration of pain
- Radiating pain
- Morning stiffness in joints
- Psychological comorbidity
- Previous history of acute pain episodes
Tests Used to Diagnose Chronic Pain
- Blood tests
- Electromyography to test muscle activity
- Imaging tests
- Reflex and balance tests
- Spinal fluid tests
- Urine tests
Neurofeedback and Chronic Pain Management
Neurofeedback, also known as EEG biofeedback or neurotherapy, is a type of therapy that uses electrical signals from the brain to help people focus and learn how to control their thoughts and actions. The therapy can treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, addiction, sleep disorders, and migraines. It is also used to improve cognitive function and relieve symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
How Does Neurofeedback Work?
Does Neurofeedback Work for Chronic Pain?
How to Use Neurofeedback for Chronic Pain Syndrome
- Set goals for treatment
- Measuring brain wave activity
- Train the brain with positive feedback
- Repeat training
Effects of Neurofeedback in the Management of Chronic Pain
Contact J. Flower Health Institute for Help With Chronic Pain
The next step is to create a customized treatment plan that may include medications, physical therapy, and other modalities. The program aims to relieve chronic pain and improve the quality of life for those suffering from it.
J. Flower Health Institute has a team of experienced and compassionate staff dedicated to helping patients find relief from their chronic pain. If you or someone you know suffers from chronic pain, please contact us for help.