Autonomic dysregulation is a central feature of centralized pain syndromes. Thought ruminations have been shown to amplify pain perception. Learning to shift emotions with heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback improves empowerment and self-regulation skills. During our 2015 Annual Clinical Meeting, we interviewed Rauof Gharbo, DO, MD, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist and Neuromuscular Electrophysiologist, to learn more about biofeedback and its use with pain management patients.
What is heart rate variability biofeedback?
How he used heart rate variability biofeedback to help a teenager with chronic pain:
The level of difficulty involved with mastering biofeedback as a tool for pain management:
At our 27th Annual Meeting this September, Dr. Gharbo will lead a hands-on workshop for the Management of Centrally Amplified Pain Using Autonomic Self-Regulation. Learn more and make plans to join us!