Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects how the brain functions, processes information and regulates emotions. A TBI may lead to short-or long-term health problems. Depending on severity, symptoms may last a few days or last a lifetime.
Symptoms commonly experienced due to a head injury are:
Loss of consciousness, vomiting, confusion, fatigue, dizziness, loss of balance, light or sound sensitivity, mood swings, memory problems, trouble concentrating, anxiety and depression.
Utilizing QEEG brain mapping, areas of injury and dysregulation following a head injury can be identified. Using this information, neurofeedback therapy can address impacted areas of the brain to alleviate symptoms as well as restore stamina, focus, cognitive functioning and emotional regulation.
In 2019, there were about 61,000 TBI-related deaths.
224,000 TBI realted hospitalizations occured in 2017
Children 0-17 Account for 7.8% of TBI related hospitalizations
A TBI during childhood may affect brain development and as a result, the children may experinece changes in health, thinking, and behavior that affects learning, self regulation and social participation.
Older adults on blood thinners are at an increased risk for bleeding in the brain following a TBI
Unintentional falls account for 49.1% of TBI related hospitalizations
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Symptoms of TBI
Headache /visual changes
Sensitivity to light or lnoise
Lack of eneryg, fatigue
Nervousness or anxiety
Difficulty thinking clearly
Feeling Slowed down
Difficulty remembering new information
Sleeping more than usuual
Sleeping less than usual
Trouble falling asleep
New studies are constantly being conducted to understand how the brain is impacted, and what treatments or therapies may help.
By collecting a brain map (QEEG), the neurotherapist can determine weaknesses, or areas of the brain that are not responding or processing normally. The neurofeedback training can then help reestablish the correct connections between the mind and body.
Currently there are multiple studies underway both with veterans and professional football players which continue to show that neurofeedback is a promising therapy for TBI treatment.
My 12 year old son had done neurofeedback with another company when he was in second grade, and it really helped with his attention and focus, but we were driving an hour each way. I was so happy to see that we had a neurofeedback company in Evergreen, so when all of the sudden he started failing in middle-school and struggling with relationships, I took him in to see Mary Page. After she got his brain map back she called and asked if he had had a head injury. I had totally forgotten that he fell off a sled and lost consciousness. 12 sessions of neurofeedback later, he was back to himself again. We also had to do sessions in high school due to football head injuries. This is an amazing therapy and has excellent results!
My daughter suffered a concussion, and while she was recovering actually fell in her room and hit her head on the door frame. This second injury was really hard on her, and she spent weeks being unable to read or focus. Our pediatrician encouraged rest, and was not supportive of neurofeedback, but we decided to try it anyway. The Neurofeedback sessions were initially really hard for my daughter to complete, but Kristin worked with her, gradually increasing the time of the sessions. Within the first few weeks we saw amazing resluts. Head injuries can cause so many other symptoms like sleep problems and depression. Luckily we saw improvement in all of these areas. Thanks for helping us through this tough time.