Do you or a loved one have a traumatic brain injury (TBI)? If so, there may be trouble with memory, concentration, aggression or trouble sleeping. These symptoms are commonly experienced with TBI which affects millions of people and their families each year. Sometimes, as in cases with head trauma in sports, people may have a diagnosis of TBI and not know it because they have never sought professional help. Recovery time after a TBI can depend on the severity of the injury but that makes it very important to recognize these symptoms early on so that recovery time can be reduced and the person can get closer to their normal level of functioning.
Our neurofeedback clinic is one of the largest in the country, the largest in the DC metro area and in Northern Virginia. At the Better Brain Center, we conduct a non-invasive assessment called a quantitative electroencephalogram (qEEG) to get a bigger picture of what is going on in the brain. Once the results are analyzed, we use neurofeedback protocols guided by the qEEG to train the brain to heal itself. Currently, qEEG-guided protocols are being used in many military treatment facilities across the country for both TBI and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
While John was on vacation, he was riding his motorcycle and got into a near fatal car accident that left him unconscious. He could not remember anything at first and as time went on his working memory never quite recovered and he was having difficulty speaking. He attempted to work but could only work for 4 hours at a time but after seven years of struggling, he discovered neurofeedback. John began doing regular qEEG guided neurofeedback as well as LENS neurofeedback which is a type of neurofeedback that has been shown to be effective with TBI. After ten sessions he started noticing that his memory was improving and he did not stumble over his words as much. By the 25th session, it seemed that his cognitive abilities had returned. John felt that after 40 sessions he had returned to his full mental capacity he had before the accident.
As a clinic that specializes in neurotherapy, neurorehabilitation and mental health, we treat each client uniquely and see that they are more than just a few brain diagrams on a piece of paper. We look at how their daily life is being impacted by TBI so that we are better able to understand what progress looks like to them. We have the advantage of incorporating various neurofeedback devices, including LENS and qEEG-guided protocols to help the brain to reorganize after brain injury. Call today to see if neurofeedback is right for you or a loved one and we will schedule your brain injury assessment.
By Derek Russell, MA, NCC – Neurofeedback Therapist, Technician at The Better Brain Center. If you would like to get in touch with Derek please call 833-964-8483 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.