Traumatic Brain Injury, commonly referred to as a head injury, is a brain dysfunction caused by an outside force, usually a violent blow to the head.
From the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention):
Traumatic Brain Injury Overview
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability in the United States, contributing to about 30% of all injury deaths. Every day, 138 people in the United States die from injuries that include TBI. Those who survive a TBI can face effects lasting a few days to disabilities which may last the rest of their lives. Effects of TBI can include impaired thinking or memory, movement, sensation (e.g., vision or hearing), or emotional functioning (e.g., personality changes, depression). These issues not only affect individuals but can have lasting effects on families and communities.
What is a TBI?
A TBI is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. The severity of a TBI may range from “mild” (i.e., a brief change in mental status or consciousness) to “severe” (i.e., an extended period of unconsciousness or memory loss after the injury). Most TBIs that occur each year are mild, commonly called concussions.
Due to the complexity of the brain, and the wide range of symptoms, patients with TBI usually require treatment from more than one source. In Western medicine, doctors do surgery and prescribe medication to stabilize the patient. Once stabilized the individual may require treatment for behavior disorders, cognitive impairment, balance and motor disorder, mood swings, and much more. This is where alternative medicine is the most helpful.
With neurofeedback, we can help to retrain the brain to function normally. Using an EEG to measure progress, neurofeedback works to restore brain waves to their normal wavelength and amplitude.
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