What is neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback, or EEG biofeedback, is a non-invasive, brain training treatment that promotes optimal brain functioning and self-regulation. After experiencing a concussion or traumatic brain injury, a person’s brainwaves can be negatively changed.
How does neurofeedback treat concussion and TBIs?
Neurofeedback is used to identify which brain waves were changed after a brain injury and provide feedback to bring the brain’s rhythm back to normal.
During a neurofeedback treatment session, electrodes are placed on your scalp to measure brainwave frequency every half second. These measurements will be compared to your target frequencies. When your brain meets the targeted frequency, you get a reward. If your brain does not meet the targeted frequency, you don’t.
Over time in this therapy, the brain learns to better self-regulate and reach target frequencies on its own. But just like any type of training, it takes practice. The good news is, neurofeedback is centered around repetition (about 30 times every minute). In just one session, your brain gets 1,800 opportunities to learn and regulate itself.
The end goal is to restore brain function and create new neural pathways that alleviate symptoms and restore your brain to the way it was before your injury.
Common signs and symptoms of a brain injury
Brain injury symptoms vary greatly, depending on which area of the brain was injured. The most common symptoms of concussions and TBIs include:
- Headaches, nausea, or vomiting
- Loss of consciousness
- Feeling dazed, confused, or disoriented
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Decreased appetite
- Dizziness or difficulty balancing
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Memory loss
- Trouble concentrating
- Mood swings
- Symptoms of depression or anxiety
It’s important to remember that concussions and traumatic brain injuries are very different. A concussion can typically be thought of as a mild traumatic brain injury. TBIs are considered mild in comparison because the trauma typically only leads to short-term dysfunction. However, some people notice symptoms that linger long after the injury has supposedly healed.
A traumatic brain injury is much more severe and can lead to permanent damage. Whichever injury you or a loved one has incurred, it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. If not treated right away, that brain dysfunction can quickly go from bad to worse.
Get neurofeedback for concussion and TBIs in Denver, Dallas, or remotely
If you’re interested in getting neurofeedback for a concussion or a TBI in Denver, Dallas, or remotely, reach out to us at Braincode Centers. Our experienced brain specialists are here to help you heal and return to the pre-injury condition.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.