Dealing with pain can be exhausting and challenging. Pain can become overwhelming and impossible to ignore. It interferes with sleep, work, relationships and every aspect of a person’s life and personal sense of well-being. It is essential to treat pain with a multi-modal approach.
Pain management skills can assist in the process of improving quality of life for a person experiencing pain. Psychotherapy, Neurofeedback and Mindfulness each can help with stress management, pain management, and emotional dysregulation that often accompany pain in the form of anxiety, depression and sleep disturbance. Learning to regulate activity to avoid over doing in order to thrive despite the pain is imperative. Pain management regimes often include the use of pain medication to reduce the pain temporarily.
Migraine headaches can be debilitating. I have helped a number of clients reduce the frequency and intensity of their migraine headaches using Neurofeedback. For more information, see Neurofeedback.
I worked with a woman who was forced to go on medical disability from her long career due to intense, unremitting pain. She had been treated by a pain specialist for many years. I combined Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness skills, and Neurofeedback to help her manage her symptoms of depression (secondary to pain) and reduce her pain. For the first time in many years her pain level decreased significantly. At the end of treatment she stated that she felt ‘NORMAL’ for the first time in a very long time – ‘not depressed, not worried, pretty happy, and low pain’. Her overall symptoms decreased by more than 50% and her pain even more.
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Caution: The information presented here is for your reference only and should not be used to diagnose or treat any condition. It is not intended to substitute for the advice of you or your child’s medical doctor or mental health professional.