Chronic Pain and Migraines
Do you suffer from migraines that stop you from living your life?
Are you relying on pain medication to accomplish everyday tasks?
Is debilitating pain interfering with your daily activities?
Because there can be many causes of your pain, Neurofeedback offers an in-depth assessment to identify the source and offer a personalized treatment to help you live pain-free.
PAIN IS YOUR BODY TELLING YOU SOMETHING IS IMPORTANT
Millions of Canadians suffer from chronic pain that stops them from living their full lives. This pain can have multiple sources and symptoms, including musculoskeletal (bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments), neuropathic, headaches and migraines, and visceral pain from internal organs. Fibromyalgia and complex regional pain syndrome can also cause pain for years without those suffering from them understanding what causes the pain. When pain becomes chronic and ever-present, it does not only limit your physical activity but impacts your mood, relationships, and overall life.
TREATMENTS CAN INCLUDE A COMBINATION OF THE FOLLOWING:
- Psychotherapy (in person or virtual)
Neurofeedback and Chronic Pain
Neurofeedback supplies the scientific, personalized treatment that is needed for conditions as varied and complex as chronic pain. When acute pain turns into chronic pain, it alters structures in the brain, including the central nervous system’s management of sensory and emotional networks and circuits that inhibit and manage pain. Extensive research has shown that chronic pain involves multiple regions of the brain. By understanding how these networks and regions have been affected, Neurofeedback offers treatment that isn’t reliant on medication or simply managing the pain.
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH NEUROFEEDBACK
Neurofeedback can target the cognitive and psychological changes in the brain that result in your chronic pain. The brainwave patterns can vary greatly, depending on you, your symptoms, and your brain’s adaptations. A QEEG brain map assessment will determine what brain regions or networks could be associated with your pain symptoms. Your specific treatment could target areas of your brain to help adjust the perception of pain, how you process pain, and help balance your brain’s arousal and regulation. It is through this training that you will develop healthy patterns that can improve your experience and management of pain.