Biofeedback therapy teaches people how to control and regulate certain bodily functions that are typically involuntary. This includes heart rate, muscle tension, and blood pressure. This type of therapy also teaches patients how to control their physical responses to pain, thereby reducing the perception of pain and improving functioning.
During biofeedback therapy, individuals are connected to sensors that monitor their bodily functions, and they receive real-time feedback on their physiological responses to pain. They then learn techniques such as deep breathing, visualization, and relaxation that can help them control these responses and reduce pain.