Has a Concussion or Traumatic Brain Injury Hijacked Your Life?How You Can Take Your Life Back with the Healing Power of Neurotherapy
Don’t Accept Your New Normal
Concussion is the invisible injury that results from a myriad of physical traumas including sports, car accident, falls, physical abuse among other physical events. The symptoms of concussion can be debilitating and last throughout your lifetime, negatively impacting every aspect of your life. To complicate matters, cognitive and neurologic impairment is greater among patients who have had multiple head injuries even over long spans of time. In fact, concussions that occurs in childhood can impact you long into adulthood.
It’s Not “In Your Head” — It’s Your Brain WavesPeople suffering from Post-Concussive syndrome are often met with skepticism or told their symptoms are “in their head”. We know this is simply not the case. Scientific literature supports that Post-Concussion Syndrome can be identified and measured with a high degree of specificity using Quantitative Electroencephalography (QEEG neuroimaging). Recovery can also be similarly impaired if the only recovery mechanism you are offered is the slow and often frustrating process of self-recovery. This can take up to eighteen months or even years after the accident. In some cases, the brain doesn’t heal at all. Sadly, many people report that they never feel the same as they did prior to their accident. However, Neurofeedback has been used for concussion and minor traumatic brain injury recovery since 1975 and many clients have experienced significant and lasting positive results.
The track record of Neurotherapy facilitating concussion recovery is profound. The potential lies in the science of neuro-plasticity, supported by 45+ Years of Successful Case Studies by thousands of Neurofeedback therapists worldwide. Additionally, there is a building body of evidence proving the efficacy of Neurotherapy (or Neurofeedback) to facilitate the Post-Concussion healing process (see scientific references and research on Neurotherapy at the bottom of this page). Neurofeedback facilitates and speeds that process by illuminating the healing path for the brain. It facilitates your brain’s own healing power and the innate potential of neuroplasticity and works on a cellular level. For the client, it can even be a very relaxing and enjoyable experience as the brain does all the heavy lifting (learn more about the process of Neruofeedback).
The Neurotherapy Formula for Feeling BetterHarness Neuroplasticity + Self-Regulation + Healing on the Cellular Level = Better Focus – Better Moods – Better Balance – Better Health
The benefit of neurofeedback is that it not only can address a wide range of symptoms and contribute to an overall improvement in quality of life but clients can experience improvements in a wide range of symptoms including but not limited to:
- Attention and response accuracy (Tinius and Tinius, 2000)
- Learning and memory deficits (Reddy et al., 2009)
- Overall quality of life (Reddy et al., 2009; Walker et al., 2002)
Optimal function can be regained even years after the initial injury.
Concussion SymptomsThe myriad effects of concussion impact our lives and can cause persistent cognitive difficulties including:
- Deficits in cognitive functioning
- Difficulty focusing vision
- Fatigue or easily fatigued
- Irritability and low tolerance
- Impulsive Behavior
- Intolerance of loud sounds or bright lights
- Memory dysfunction
- Mood swings and irritability
- Persistent low-grade headaches
- Poor attention and concentration
- Poor Coordination
- Reaction Time
- Tinnitus (ringing in ears)
- Slow mental processing
If You Experience These Symptoms 6 Months or More After Your Accident, It is Time to Seek HelpWhen these symptoms occur more than 6 months after the incident, it is advisable to seek help. Take back your life today. There is no need to suffer.
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Reference & Research on Neurofeedback
- The Usefulness of Quantitative EEG (QEEG) and Neurotherapy in the Assessment and Treatment of Post-Concussion Syndrome
- Neurofeedback Therapy of Attention Deficits in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury
- Neurotherapy of Traumatic Brain Injury/Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in OEF/OIF Veterans
- Changes After EEG Biofeedback and Cognitive Retraining in Adults with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Efficacy Review of Computers, Strategies, QEEG-Guided Biofeedback, and Medications
- Impact of qEEG-Guided Coherence Training for Patients with a Mild Closed Head Injury
- Ayers, M. E. (1999). Assessing and treating open head trauma, coma, and stroke using real-time digital EEG neurofeedback. In J. R. Evans & A. Abarbanel (Eds.), Introduction to quantitative EEG and neurofeedback. (pp. 203-222). New York: Academic Press.
- Bergsneider, M., et al., Cerebral hyperglycolysis following severe traumatic brain injury in humans: a positron emission tomography study. J Neurosurg, 1997. 86(2): p. 241-51.
- Duff, J., The usefulness of Quantitative EEG (QEEG) and Neurotherapy in the Assessment, and Treatment of Post-Concussion Syndrome. Clinical EEG and Neuroscience, 2004. 35(4): p. 1-12.
- Gerring, J., et al., Neuroimaging variables related to development of Secondary Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder after closed head injury in children and adolescents. Brain Inj, 2000. 14(3): p. 205-18.
- Hammond, D. C. (2007). Can LENS neurofeedback treat anosmia resulting from a head injury? Journal of Neurotherapy, 11(1), 57-62.
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- Thornton, K. E., & Carmody, D. P. (2008). Efficacy of traumatic brain injury rehabilitation: Interventions of QEEG-guided biofeedback, computers, strategies, and medications. Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback, 33, 101-124.
- Vernon, D., Egner, T., Cooper, N., Compton, T., Neilands, C., Sheri, A., & Gruzelier, J. (2003). The effect of training distinct neurofeedback protocols on aspects of cognitive performance. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 47, 75-85.
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