A cancer patient after two extensive surgeries for melanoma. He was also diagnosed with PTSD and referred to me for trauma therapy following home invasion and physical assault. However, it proved impossible to address the trauma symptoms while he was in severe chronic pain and using high doses of narcotic medication. Hence we decided to use Life Z-Score neurofeedback which proved very effective. Pre-post and progress statistics will be presented.
A man in his early 40s, suffering for 20 years from severe IBS. He was treated internationally in many hospitals and research institutions and consuming very high dosage of medications with no permanent relief. Since the condition developed after a bout of dysentery in his youth, his therapists were looking for purely physical causes but could not find any. I identified hyper vigilance typical to PTSD stemming from his initial life threatening illness and evidence that the severe attacks were invariably triggered by stress. Once again, Live Z-Score Neurofeedback led to outstanding and last results.
The brain is an information processing machine adjusting itself to the environment. Information processing can be defined as reducing uncertainty. It has been suggested that the brain developed from an evolutionary point of view once living creatures started moving around in a changing and thus uncertain environment.
Considerable evidence exists to suggest that a variety if not all cortical systems can undergo some type of plastic reorganisation. Modulation of afferent input (sensory deprivation or sensory increase) to the cortical areas represents at least one factor that determines the type of reorganisation observed. This innate plastic response is probably determined to a certain extent by the central integrative state of the neurons and glial components of the functional projection networks involved.
This presentation is a single case study involving the use of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in the treatment of neuropathic back pain, with symptoms described in the lumbar-sacral region of the spine and down the left leg. An examination of the literature indicated that 40-50 percent improvement in pain perception might follow anodal stimulation over the primary motor cortex (M1). Given the report of left leg symptoms, anodal stimulation was applied to the scalp over M1 on the left.