Pain and Spine Specialists will utilize a form of therapy known as biofeedback in order to help recovering addicts gain control over their mind and body during treatment.
Biofeedback therapy will relay information to the recovering addict in the forms of pulsing sounds, images, flashes of light, and other modalities. This information will aid recovering addicts’ use of relaxation exercises to control how their body responds to stressful situations including, but not limited to, withdrawals and cravings.
Pain and Spine Specialists will use biofeedback therapy in an effort to help recovering addicts understand their involuntary functions and responses to stress. Medical professionals at PASS will then use the information from biofeedback therapy and other tests to create a custom-made treatment plan tailored to each service recipient’s specific needs.
Pain and Spine Specialists biofeedback therapy will track involuntary functions including, but not limited to: blood pressure, heart rate, breathing rate, muscle contraction, sweating, and skin temperature. Withdrawal symptoms often lead to physical stress and heightened involuntary response, therefore biofeedback can help treat common symptoms of withdrawal such as anxiety, depression, chronic muscle pain, and restlessness.
Biofeedback exercises that will be employed include:
- Mindful Meditation
- Guided Imagery
- Progressive Muscle Relaxation