Biofeedback for Chronic Pain Treatment

Biofeedback is a technique that can help you learn to control some normally involuntary processes by raising your awareness of signals from your body. This is accomplished using specialized equipment that allows you to monitor bodily functions such as blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, sweat gland activity, and skin temperature. Biofeedback may be beneficial…

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Aromatherapy for Chronic Pain Treatment

Aromatherapy literally means the therapeutic use of scents to change moods. Essential oils distilled from plants, flowers, trees, bark, grasses, seeds, and fruits are used to treat a variety of ailments including fatigue, tension, stress, and, most importantly here, chronic pain. Aromatherapy is also one of the fastest-growing natural remedies being used today. It works…

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The Pitfalls of Pain Management

Traditional chronic pain management uses a multitude of interventions, including medications. This is a relatively new subspecialty of medicine. Most chronic pain management specialists are trained as anesthesiologists, and usually go through a fellowship training program to learn to deal with chronic pain. Opiate medications are the primary drugs used to treat chronic pain and…

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