Axon allows your clinician to prescribe a series of EEG Neurofeedback treatment sessions you can undertake at your convenience in the comfort of your own home.
This involves you wearing Axon – a custom-designed EEG headset that passively reads the electrical activity associated with pain in your brain.
This data is transmitted wirelessly to an app on your mobile device and is visually represented in the app via neurological exercises (in the form of simple animated games) undertaken by you. These exercises take 31-35 minutes and are repeated several times a week in the first eight - twelve weeks.
Through real-time visual feedback, you can learn to neuromodulate how your brain interprets pain signals, thereby reducing the pain.
By using the Axon system on a regular basis (about 31-35 minutes per day) over the course of several weeks, you can learn how to ‘retrain’ how your brain perceives and responds to pain. This process is called “neuromodulation”.
PhysioFunction can assess in person for suitability of Axon. The cost of assessment is £90.00.
Chronic pain is a pervasive and challenging condition which affects millions of individuals worldwide, often diminishing their quality of life. Traditional approaches to chronic pain management primarily involves medications which can be addictive and cause other medical issues/side effects. An emerging technology which offers an innovative alternative is EEG (Electroencephalogram) neurofeedback. This is a non-invasive pain management technique that addresses the complexities of chronic pain at the neural level.
Chronic pain is more than a mere physical sensation; it involves intricate interactions between the nervous system and psychological factors. Persistent pain can lead to maladaptive changes in the brain, affecting how the body processes and perceives pain signals. This intricate interplay necessitates a comprehensive approach to chronic pain management that considers both the physical and psychological dimensions of the condition.
EEG neurofeedback is a therapeutic approach that leverages real-time monitoring of brainwave patterns to enable individuals to self-regulate their brain activity. In the context of chronic pain, neurofeedback aims to modify neural activity associated with pain perception and emotional responses. By providing you with direct feedback about your brainwave patterns, neurofeedback empowers you to learn and implement strategies for modulating your brain function.