The Center for Biofeedback and Behavior Therapy is a full-service Pain Management and Counseling center with multiple locations throughout the DFW Metroplex. The Center utilizes the latest in counseling and biofeedback techniques to assist PHYSICIANS and PARENTS with their patients.
The CBBT Headache Clinic has gained popularity over the years for treatment of headache and chronic pain. The treatments provided within the pain clinic are integrative and user friendly. Patients learn to gain control over pain by using self regulation techniques in biofeedback. Rusty also provides unique support for headaches patients, incorporating telephone assistance to his client’s to help control techniques at the moment of their onset.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of counseling aimed at teaching the client how to become healthier and experience a more satisfying, fulfilling lifestyle by modifying certain thought and behavior patterns. CBT can be helpful in treating a variety of problems, including depression, anxiety and panic disorders, dealing with life event such as: death, divorce, disability, school issues, and mounting stress.
The purpose of biofeedback therapy is to gain voluntary control of the body. As opposed to treatment by drugs, surgery, chiropractic, massage, psychotherapy and other forms of interventions, clinical biofeedback trains the client to control maladaptive body processes.
I am a physical therapist with 26 years of experience who works with adults with chronic pain and was shocked and dismayed when my active 11 year old daughter, who had multiple sprains and strains in the past, showed signs of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) also called RSD in her left foot after a minor injury. CRPS/RSD is a neuro inflammatory condition and it affects the autonomic nervous system – think flight or fight and all of the things that occur in the body we do not consciously control. The brain and nerves get their signals crossed and send constant pain signals to the brain in a non-stop and escalating loop (with the pain comes a fear of movement which causes anxiety, which amps up the flight or fight system even more) and it results in various physical changes increased temperature, swelling, discoloration, and decreased strength. Unfortunately, scientists do not know why some people get CRPS and others do not although recent research is showing a link between autoimmunity. 1, 2. My 17 year old son and I, as well as a plethora of cousins, have autoimmune diseases. Other studies have demonstrated differences in the somatosensory areas of the brain (Rachael has some minor sensory integration issues), or differences in the cells of the central nervous system, or a genetic component.3, 4 Essentially we may never know the cause, but we found what helped my daughter to break the cycle. After my initial mom panic mode on seeing Rachael’s foot and leg turning purple and realizing that it was CRPS, I went to work. Her initial doctor wanted her to have nerve blocks; I had done enough research to know we were not going to start that way. Her second doctor was wonderful but thought the biofeedback and therapy could come later if the P.T. did not work. Having been part of a comprehensive pain management program with Baylor, I believe biofeedback and cognitive therapy is a significant part of the rehabilitation process with chronic pain, and I found Rusty and the Center for Biofeedback and Behavior Therapy. By this time Rachael had been on crutches or in a wheelchair for almost two months and was unable to tolerate the lightest touch to her foot. The left lower leg was swollen and the skin on her foot was peeling; she had lost all active movement of her foot and was losing muscle mass. Rachael was also unable to sleep, had difficulty concentrating at school due to the 24 hour a day, unrelenting burning pain. Worst of all my happy, joyful girl was so, so sad. She kept a smile on her face all day long; she said it did not take away the pain, but it made her feel better. I called Rusty, explained our situation and he told us to come in for an evaluation. He taught her some basic biofeedback techniques (which she practiced and showed all of her friends), showed her his awesome gym and we started treatment the next week. Rachael was so excited to be doing something physical after being sidelined that she was able to work through her pain and essentially reset the system so by the end of her very first session, she was able to take some steps for the first time in almost two months. I will always remember her looking at me with big tears in her eyes “mom, I am so happy”. I believe that was the first time she had hope that she would be able to walk again. She put her crutches down the next day and took her first steps and was able to weight bear and walk on a treadmill at physical therapy. Rachael has been in remission since December. She has hypermobile joints and has had some injuries since that time and will likely have more (she is a VERY active child!) but now she automatically uses many of the techniques that Rusty taught her to keep her from a flare and a relapse, which is always a concern. She also uses the techniques for any stressful situation, so she has learned lifetime skills that she can use to overcome any obstacle she may encounter along the way. - Tammy Schoep 1. Dirckx M, Schreurs MWJ, de Mos M, Stronks DL, Huygen FJPM. The Prevalence of Autoantibodies in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I.Mediators of Inflammation. 2015;2015:718201. doi:10.1155/2015/718201. 2. Goebel ABlaes F. Complex regional pain syndrome, prototype of a novel kind of autoimmune disease. Autoimmunity Reviews. 2013;12(6):682-686. doi:10.1016/j.autrev.2012.10.015. 3. Borchers AGershwin M. Complex regional pain syndrome: A comprehensive and critical review.Autoimmunity Reviews. 2014;13(3):242-265. doi:10.1016/j.autrev.2013.10.006. 4. Barad M, Ueno T, Younger J, Chatterjee N, Mackey S. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Is Associated With Structural Abnormalities in Pain-Related Regions of the Human Brain. The Journal of Pain. 2014;15(2):197-203. doi:10.1016/j.jpain.2013.10.011. 5. Maihöfner C, Seifert F, Markovic K. Complex regional pain syndromes: new pathophysiological concepts and therapies. European Journal of Neurology. 2010;17(5):649-660. doi:10.1111/j.1468-1331.2010.02947.x.
My 11 year old son had been struggling with chronic abdominal pain for several months. My active, athletic boy was forced to lay on the couch hunched over in pain every day. We were frustrated and exhausted. We were referred to Rusty Lozano by our pain management team at Children’s and were told that he gets "amazing results". I immediately came home and did some research. The testimonials on his site were amazing! I entered a quick message on his website and within an hour Rusty called me personally and we discussed my son’s condition and symptoms and he told me he could help him. We set up the initial consultation and that day my son came into the Biofeedback clinic with a pain level of 5 out of 10. After the evaluation, Rusty suggested that we try some techniques to see if we could relieve my son’s pain. Within MINUTES of working with Rusty, my son’s pain was nearly gone! We literally had not had a day without pain in months! I admit I was skeptical and couldn’t wait for him to get to the car to tell me how he was really feeling. But, before we left the office, he described to Rusty that it was like something he had read in a book and that the pain had been taken away! My son woke up the next day with a small amount of pain. He told us that he used the techniques that he learned and it went away. He has continued to be pain free for weeks now! Not once has he mentioned pain at all! My son just started middle school and remains PAIN FREE! We are so thankful we stumbled upon Rusty and his biofeedback clinic. It has literally changed our lives! Tammy
Rusty is very talented! He is accomplishing great things in his field! He is very thorough and he's easy to work with! When I refer patients to Rusty, I know they are in good hands. There aren't many others that take the time to speak with patients and have a comfort level that people feel they were getting help that needed. Steve Linder, M.D. Pediatric Neurologist Dallas Pediatric Neurology
Words can express what I'm feeling right now as a desperate mom who has been to countless doctors to try find relief for my 11 year old son, Everette. When we met Mr. Lozano, he had a gentle demeanor and I could tell he was very invested in us. what I can describe as nothing short of a MIRACLE, Everette was able to relieve his headache within for the first 15 minutes of our visit. This is the first time we have experienced relief in the 8 months we have been seeking help. Fast forward.. We are graduated now and Everett has been symptom free for nearly 1 month. We still stay on his retainer medication prescribed by his doctor but we are on a completely new path. Thank you Rusty.. Bless the man you are and helper God put you on this earth to be. Sincerely. Jennifer Hershall & Everette Hershall.
The MAYO CLINIC recommended us to Rusty from New York! Kevin had abdominal pain and sleep issues that would keep him up constantly at night. It was common for me to be woken up 3-4 times throughout the night to scratch Kevin's back to help him fall asleep. His pain was constant for 15 solid months. After going to every specialist imaginable we were directed to the MAYO Clinic. Kevin underwent several specialized exams that really gave us little answers as to why this was happening. The psychiatrist there referred us to Texas to see Rusty. We flew down to Dallas for a week and It was a miracle!!! Kevin's abdominal pain went away on our third visit. That night, he also slept through the night at the hotel. I was in utter disbelief and fell on my knees and cried so profusely. Kevin was pain free the remainder of the treatments and the rest of the week AND up until this very day. Omg I'm crying as I write this. Rusty I am so glad we found you. Thank you. Marisa Briggs New York, NY
I want to thank you so very much for helping my son Eric. When he came to you he was being home schooled because his migraines were so bad he had become a prisoner in our own home. While waiting to be seen, he spoke with you for 10 minutes and poof! the headache was gone. We were able to leave the hospital without ever having seen a doctor.
My daughter's first visit to CBBT was 4/18. Within 11 minutes of beginning the assessment and working with you on the therapy technique, her headache was completely gone. It was the first relief outside of her hospital stays that she had experienced since her headaches began at the end of February.
I can’t thank you enough for all that you have done for us. I am so lucky to have found your website. Coming to Addison was definitely a risk worth taking. The people of Dallas are lucky to have you so close, and the rest of us are lucky that you are willing to be only a phone call away.
Rusty is INCREDIBLE! My Son is suffering from eye and facial spasms and after having been with Rusty less than a week, he is feeling there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Rusty has a wonderful way about him and truly cares and wants to help. After over a year, we were truly blessed with an answer to our prayers to find someone to help him when recently we found Rusty Lozano! Do yourself and anyone you love and care about a favor. Don’t wait a second, call Rusty. It will be the one of the most valuable phone calls you will ever make!