Traumatic brain injury is one of the significant causes of death and disability in the US.
Long-lasting effects of a traumatic brain injury can include movement issues, memory problems, depression, anxiety, and vision and hearing issues.
The good news is that treatments can help you cope with the effects of a traumatic brain injury. The even better news is that this braining training is safe and effective, with no side effects.
Read on as we take a look at how neurofeedback therapy can help.
What is Neurofeedback Therapy?
Neurofeedback therapy is a new therapy that involves using an electroencephalogram (EEG) to assess the patient’s brainwaves.
The brainwave patterns are then used to form a personalized training program. This program trains the brain to develop new patterns.
Over time, this training can condition your brain to create the desired patterns. In effect, it is possible to ‘re-wire’ your brain.
The training involves using a gentle “carrot and stick” system or positive reinforcement to encourage your brain to form healthier patterns.
How Does It Help?
Certain types of brainwave activity can correlate to some of the adverse effects of a traumatic brain injury. For example, excessive beta brainwaves on the right side of the brain can correspond with anxiety.
Your brain can be conditioned to no longer make harmful patterns once they’ve been detected. This can significantly improve anxiety and depression symptoms, ADD/ADHD, memory loss, PTSD, and more.
The training process is non-invasive and does not require any medication. Because this process does not use medicines, there are no severe side effects.
What to Expect
The process is straightforward. We use electrodes to measure your brain activity in real-time. You then sit back and watch a show or listen to music.
When the electrodes detect either too high or too low brain activity, the movie is dimmed, or the music volume lowered; this is enough to distract your brain as you refocus on the film or music. This refocusing corrects your brainwave patterns, and the movie or music will continue as usual.
By repeating this process, your brain learns what the more desirable brain patterns are, and over time it learns to make them on its own.
With enough sessions, your brain can be permanently changed to no longer make negative brain patterns without any further training or intervention.
You should see a significant improvement in your traumatic brain injury symptoms once the negative brain patterns have been corrected.
Are You Looking for Help Coping With a Traumatic Brain Injury?
If you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury or have any other issue that would benefit from neurofeedback therapy, then we’re here to help.
Our Littleton, CO Wellness Center offers neurofeedback therapy for conditions such as ADD/ADHD as well as anxiety or panic issues. Our doctor uses state-of-the-art technology called qEEG or Brain Mapping to measure and analyze the brainwaves across your entire brain. The doctor will then create a highly personalized training program targeting the problem brainwave-patterns.
We offer chiropractic care and functional medicine services, as well.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.