ORLAND -- Therapeutic biofeedback reduces pain intensity, pain frequency, and health care utilization among children with recurrent abdominal pain, according to two posters presented at the annual meeting of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition.
Biofeedback "is noninvasive and it empowers the kids. It gives them the tools to make themselves better," Dr. Warren Shapiro said in an interview.
"Biofeedback has long-lasting effects." Unlike more common acute interventions, "it's really a long-lasting solution," coauthor Eric Sowder, Ph.D., said.
The researchers decided to assess biofeedback in this pediatric …