How effective is Biofeedback Therapy?
In the last few years, several randomized controlled trials of adults with dyssynergic defecation have been reported. While they differ significantly in the ways in which they were conducted, the studies all concluded that biofeedback therapy is superior to controlled treatment approaches such as diet, exercise, laxatives, and several other methods.
In order to treat the large number of constipated patients in the community, development of a home based, self-training program will be essential. While studies underway show feasibility and promise, this has yet to be developed.