Have you or a loved one suffered a concussion or traumatic brain injury? Anyone active in contact sports like football or rugby is at risk of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Those who take headers in soccer could face this devastating problem, as well.
CTE is a degenerative disease of the brain. It primarily affects athletes who have had multiple hits in the head. However, members of the military and others with repetitive trauma can develop the condition, too. CTE occurs when a protein called Tau forms in the brain. It begins to clump and slowly kills brain cells as it spreads.
This severe damage can lead to:
Although it takes repetitive brain injury to develop CTE, even a single injury or concussion can bring life-altering and long-lasting side effects. In spite of the thick skulls we have for protection, our brains are not immune to damage. Even if you don’t lose consciousness when it happens, a single hit can create lifelong problems.
Previous scientific understanding told us that brain cells could not be repaired once they received damage. New research, however, gives us the great news that brains can heal thanks to neuroplasticity. This phenomenon allows brain cells to adapt and reorganize after an injury or illness.
In many cases, a brain can heal and overcome injury on its own. But often it needs some help.
NeurOptimal® neurofeedback is a cutting-edge non-invasive intervention that trains the brain to regain its balance and health. This support helps to change brainwave activity and connectivity to boost neuroplasticity. Neurofeedback can help the brain recover its strength and optimal function.
Rest is generally the first course of treatment after an injury to allow the brain to heal as much as possible on its own.
However, if you are still suffering from adverse side effects after the usual healing period, neurofeedback can help. Many recipients see improvement within a few sessions. You do not need to continue suffering the consequences of a concussion. Schedule your appointment today to start your return to excellent health.