One of the modern treatment for acute and chronic pain that is quickly becoming popular is biofeedback therapy. There are two types of actions that a human experiences firstly the voluntary action where a person has control over them such as lifting your arm or moving your leg, and secondly there are involuntary actions that a person has little or no control like the breathing rate, heart rate, skin temperature and blood pressure.
Biofeedback is a procedure which can help an individual to manipulate and get control of his physiological actions if the person is better aware of them. Biofeedback method is been used to treat migraines, high blood pressure, epilepsy, trauma, constipation and depression. Biofeedback therapy for constipation is one of the modern procedure to treat the symptoms and pain associated with pelvic and rectal dysfunction.
Constipation is quite common medical condition that can affect people of all ages anytime. One of the main reasons of constipation is improper digestion of food by the body. Constipation can cause pain in the abdomen and a person might not be able to eat and rest properly. During the biofeedback for constipation electronic instruments such as electrodes and sensors are attached to the person. Then the person’s physiological conditions such as heart rate, muscle activity and blood pressure are monitored on the monitor screen. In biofeedback therapy constipation the therapist helps the person to perform muscle relaxation techniques which include improving the posture of the person, diaphragmatic breathing and ways to improve the muscle and bone coordination without exerting more pressure. The responses are shown in real time to the patient and the biofeedback therapist corrects any mistake and helps the patient to properly exercise and improve his bowel function.