Pain Management

Pain Management
Pain management is a challenge for the estimated 11% of all adults suffering from chronic pain. If you’re in this group, you can find pain relief from therapies offered by the team at Neurovella Brain Spa in Los Angeles. Studies demonstrate that these therapies effectively alleviate pain, so don’t wait: get back to enjoying life. Contact the Brain Spa at 855-855-BRAIN or schedule an appointment online to learn more about achieving optimal pain relief with meditation and neurofeedback.

Pain Management Q & A

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How does meditation alleviate pain?

Practicing mindfulness meditation attenuates pain by activating multiple brain regions that contain opioid receptors. However, its pain-relieving effect does not rely on opioid mechanisms. In other words, meditation independently reduces pain by engaging brain pathways that control the pain, making it a reliable alternative to narcotic medications.

How can the meditation chair and virtual reality-guided meditation relieve pain?

Whether you’re new to meditation or you’ve practiced it for years, the cutting-edge technology available at Neurovella Brain Spa can help you achieve a more profound state of meditation that restores mental wellness, relieves pain, and reduces stress.

Meditation therapies that are available include:

Meditation chair

Neurovella Brain Spa’s unique meditation chair promotes ultimate relaxation with immersive music synchronized with multi-frequency acoustic vibrations that alleviate tension in tissues throughout your body, including your brain. The experience of the chair results in profound serenity and pain-relieving meditation.

Virtual reality-guided meditation

A peaceful virtual environment streamed through a state-of-the-art VR headset facilitates complete relaxation. In your relaxed state, you engage in a guided meditation that impacts regions of the brain that control pain. As you rely on technology to guide your meditation, you’re free to gain optimal benefit without putting energy into achieving a state of mindfulness.

How do brain mapping and neurofeedback diminish pain?

The brain mapping system at Neurovella Brain Spa uses electroencephalography (EEG) to measure brain waves and map electrical activity in specific areas of your brain. During a brain-mapping session, you wear a cap equipped with EEG sensors that detect electrical activity as you perform activities on a computer.

After about 20 minutes, the staff has enough brain wave information to evaluate brain regions that are underactive or overactive while you complete cognitive tasks and process information. Information gained from brain mapping is used to develop a neurofeedback training.

During neurofeedback training, your brainwaves are transmitted to a computer program that uses a video game to illustrate changes in brain activity. It demonstrates whether you need to increase or decrease brain activity and as you purposefully alter brainwaves, objects in the video game move in response to the changes you accomplish.

As you continue to participate in neurofeedback sessions, the process rewires neural activity in areas of the brain associated with pain, which helps diminish pain.

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