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Asked 22nd Oct, 2018

Can biofeedback technique help reduce pain?

Biofeedback is a method that uses the mind to control a body function that the body normally regulates automatically, such as muscle tension, heart rate, pain perception or stability...

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10th Jul, 2021
Francisco Javier Gala
Universidad de Cádiz
Yes: Of course!!
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10th Jul, 2021
Francisco Javier Gala
Universidad de Cádiz
Yes: Of course!!
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22nd Oct, 2018
Amin Al-Sulami
University of Basrah
Yes it is possible with adequate self training.
22nd Oct, 2018
Janek Hyzewicz
Généthon
The answer is not that clear. Several studies investigated how to alleviate back pain or headache pain using several methods among which the biofeedback techniques. In fact, I found no direct evidences that biofeedback is efficient to reduce pain. Thus, I am not really convinced. I would be glad to see a convincing review or study about the question...
28th Oct, 2018
Ruben Perez-Elvira
NEPSA Rehabilitación Neurológica, Salamanca, Spain
Neurofeedback seems to help reducing pain, but more research is needed.
29th Oct, 2018
Francisco Javier Gala
Universidad de Cádiz
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31st Oct, 2018
Tapan Kumar Mazumder
YAEGAKI Bio-industry, Inc.
Hi Marziye Oshani,
Chronic pain as lower back pain, fibromyalgia etc. are known to deteriorate in severity, when peoples are stressed, depressed or under anxiety or negative feeling. So, it seems neurofeedback may help reduce pain intensity. Please refer to
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23rd Nov, 2018
Nidhal Abdullah
Southern Technical University -Iraq
Knowledge about the stress response and its effects on an individual’s physiology greatly increased. As a result, a large number of studies were conducted investigating the efficacy of hypnosis and biofeedback in the treatment of several pain conditions, including chronic pelvic pain, fibromyalgia, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome/gastrointestinal conditions, lower back pain, multiple sclerosis,18 and temporomandibular pain.
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26th Nov, 2018
Tapan Kumar Mazumder
YAEGAKI Bio-industry, Inc.
Hi @ Marziye Oshani,
It is percieved that mind & body are connected: lots of genes are said to be influenced by mental state.
Biofeedbacks like positive feeling, attitude & gratitude etc. are known for pain reliefs. Gratitude is known to trigger release of anti-depressant and moody chemicals (serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine and oxytocin) and inhibit the stress hormone 'cortisol.'
9th Mar, 2020
Gerry Leisman
University of Haifa
Would it not depend on whether the pain was localized or diffuse? and
What type of pain, sharp-burning, dull-deep etc (i.e depending upon which type and how many fibres involved? Localization of the pain makes attention easier.
12th Apr, 2020
Gerry Leisman
University of Haifa
There are a number of recently published papers in various applications that you may find of interest in support of the use of biofeedback in pain reduction in general:
Chrousos, G. P., & Boschiero, D. (2019). Clinical validation of a non-invasive electrodermal biofeedback device useful for reducing chronic perceived pain and systemic inflammation. Hormones, 18(2), 207-213.
Rhudy, J. L., Hellman, N., Sturycz, C. A., Toledo, T. A., & Palit, S. (2019). Modified Biofeedback (Conditioned Biofeedback) Promotes Antinociception by Increasing the Nociceptive Flexion Reflex Threshold and Reducing Temporal Summation of Pain: A Controlled Trial. The Journal of Pain
Kondo, K., Noonan, K. M., Freeman, M., Ayers, C., Morasco, B. J., & Kansagara, D. (2019). Efficacy of biofeedback for medical conditions: an evidence map. Journal of general internal medicine, 1-11.
and a thesis that can be found at:
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12th Apr, 2020
Francisco Javier Gala
Universidad de Cádiz
Congratulations!
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11th Jun, 2020
Utsav Poudel
Tribhuvan University
Interesting
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11th Jun, 2020
Francisco Javier Gala
Universidad de Cádiz
Tank you
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11th Jun, 2020
Tapan Kumar Mazumder
YAEGAKI Bio-industry, Inc.
Singing & listening to musics of choice may also work for better. Good luck.
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