Concussion / Brain Injuries

Concussion Brain Injuries

CONCUSSION/ BRAIN INJURIES

What is a Concussion?

A concussion is a type of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) that occurs when someone receives a bump, blow or jolt to the head. Most concussions are sports related, however they can also result from a motor vehicle accident or a fall. Some concussions may result in a “black out” or loss of consciousness, however most concussions do not.  Serious injury can occur even without a “black out” period.

What are the signs of a Concussion?

  •  Headache
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Balance problems
  • Blurred vision
  • Light or noise sensitivity
  • Feeling nauseous, anxious or clumsy
  • Having trouble concentrating or memory problems

**If you experience vomiting, trouble waking up, slurred speech, weakness or numbness in the extremities or a loss of consciousness for longer than 2 minutes, this can indicate a more serious TBI and emergency care may be needed. This could be the result of a hematoma (collection of blood) on the brain, which would require immediate medical attention.**

What should I do if I feel that I have suffered a concussion?

If you have experienced any of these symptoms after a head injury:

1) Inform our office as soon as possible. We will answer any questions that you may have about your injury and help you determine the appropriate steps to take in order to get the care that you will need to heal.

2) We will obtain a Quantitative Electroencephalogram (QEEG) immediately and analyze the findings to determine the extent and the exact location of the concussion. This will be compared to any prior QEEG reports that we may have done in our office. A consultation will be scheduled to review these findings.

3) We will obtain a follow-up QEEG right before treatment is recommended to track the injury and to design the appropriate protocol to maximize brain healing.

Waiting out the symptoms is not recommended! Would you wait on medical treatment if you thought your child had broken a bone? Of course not! The brain is no different. Serious damage can continue to occur months after a brain injury without any treatment!

In patients with multiple concussions, cell death can continue for years without Neurofeedback.

For those who have recently suffered a concussion or brain injury, neurofeedback may be your easiest, non-invasive form of recovery. Our neurofeedback sessions are aimed specifically to your brain’s needs. It is completely safe with no medication and no side effects.

Most clients see at least a 50% reduction in the majority of identified symptoms. They also are able to reduce or discontinue use of psychiatric medications.