Neurofeedback Decreases Pain, Increases Quality of Life in Patients with Neuropathic Pain

Posted on: May 19th, 2016

Neuropathy is a condition affecting the peripheral nerves in the body. (Not those of the central nervous system, which is comprised of the brain and spinal cord.) It is described as a painful burning, tingling, numbing sensation of the hands or feet. Approximately 20 million Americans suffer from this condition. The majority have an underlying medical condition, however, about 30% of the cases have no known cause. Those medical conditions can include: diabetes, physical trauma, chronic infection, exposure to toxins and toxicity caused by drugs, including statins and chemotherapy. While there is no known cure for Neuropathy, Neurofeedback is shown to help with pain management as the experience of pain is actually linked to brain wave activity.

 

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