Pain can be like a cloud hovering over you and darkening your day. Established neurofeedback therapist and educational psychologist Linda Nerenberg, MS, LEP, BCN, offers patients innovative neurofeedback therapy to assist with pain at San Diego Neurofeedback in La Mesa, California. Whether your pain stems from an injury, inflammation, or degenerative disease, Linda is here to help.

Pain Q & A

What causes pain?

Pain is commonly caused by inflammation stemming from certain parts of your body, such as your cartilage, bone, ligaments, tendons, or muscles.

Neck and back pain are among the most common types of pain. Pain can vary in severity from mild to severe and diminish proper movement and functioning. Some of the causes of pain are:

  • Broken bone
  • Bursitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Different types of arthritis
  • Strains and sprains
  • Nerve compression
  • Worn joints
  • Injury or trauma to the joint

In more severe cases, pain can be caused by a broken bone or a more serious condition like bone cancer.

When should I seek treatment for my pain?

If your pain is a problem in your daily life, Linda can help you to manage your pain with state-of-the-art neurofeedback therapy.

Most pain isn’t usually a medical emergency, but if you have a sudden severe injury or trauma, joint deformity, debilitating pain, and an inability to use a joint, you might require emergency medical care and need to visit your local hospital emergency room.

What are the treatments for pain?

There are many steps you can take to help reduce or relieve your pain, such as improving your lifestyle and consuming a healthy nutrient-dense diet, engaging in regular appropriate exercises and stretching, and practicing mindfulness and stress management.

Linda provides the revolutionary neurofeedback treatment method to help with the pain. Neurofeedback involves the direct training of your brain activity where your brain learns to function more efficiently.

Linda observes your brain moment to moment through an electroencephalogram (EEG). She places electrodes on your scalp and records the electrical activity of your brain while you play a video game on a computer screen. The special computer extracts key information about your brain wave frequencies.

The information is shown back to you through the video game, reflecting your brain wave activity, and you work to change the activity level as part of the game. Linda works with you to help you promote certain beneficial frequencies.

You essentially playing a video game with your brain to reshape and retrain your brain activity to get away from the feedback loop of pain and invoke a more positive brain response. Specific frequencies and locations on your scalp correspond with specific conditions.