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New Technique Shows Promise as Adjunct In Chronic Pain Management

The Bio-Acoustical Utilization Device (BAUD), a biofeedback device, has shown promise in the management of patients with central sensitization.
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The last case illustrates that importance of patient selection when using BAUD therapy noise having a noxious effect in some circumstances. AAT uses various non-noxious tactile inputs to the extremities to effect a neural reset.

AAT works by having the patient avoid focusing on the pain; BAUD biofeedback, on the other hand, requires the patient to actively focus on the area and intensity of pain. More studies are needed to confirm these findings.

 

Last updated on: February 9, 2016
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