Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injury or Concussion

A traumatic brain injury results in sudden damage to the brain that’s been caused by a jolt or severe blow to the head. TBIs can range from mild concussions to permanent damage and are accompanied by a variety of side effects. In the most severe cases, patients can go into a coma as the brain tries to health itself from the damage. Patients may also experience physical changes, changes in their mood and difficulty with their cognitive thinking.

Blows to the head can be delivered during vehicular crashes, sports events, or assaults, and in some cases can cause fractures in the skull. When the brain crashes into the side or front of the skull, it immediately swells, bruises, or bleeds, leading to a disruption in the neuropathways.

Symptoms

  • Loss of consciousness
  • State of being dazed, confused, disoriented
  • Headaches, nausea, vomiting
  • Fatigue or drowsiness
  • Change in sleeping or eating habits
  • Memory loss
  • Mood changes
  • Feeling depressed or anxious
  • Sensitivity to light and sound

Traumatic Brain Injuries Explained

Common Types of TBIs

  • Contusions: a bruise to a specific part of the brain; also known as coup or countercoup injuries
  • Concussions: mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) and can cause a brief loss of consciousness. While a single concussion may not cause permanent damage, multiple concussions from sports injuries or blows to the head can result in lasting effects.
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI): Axon nerves become damaged through the stretching and shearing when the brain bounces around the inside of the skull. When the damage becomes widespread, brain transmissions fail to send information and can result in noticeable changes in a person’s wakefulness.
  • Traumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (tSAH): A brain injury that results in bleeding into the cavity around the brain that contains the cerebrospinal fluid. Blood spreads across the surface of the brain and results in noticeable side effects.
  • Hematoma: When arteries and vessels in the brain burst due to a blow, the bleeding can form a clot. Clotting is the body’s natural defense against bleeding, but a clot in the brain can become a medical emergency.

 Classifications of Brain Injuries

Mild:

Symptoms can include confusion, disorientation, memory loss, headaches, and brief loss of consciousness.

Moderate:

Patient may be lethargic, with loss of consiousness that can last anywhere between 20 minutes to 6 hours. The brain main swell and bleed.

Severe:

Patient is unconscious and doesn’t respond to light or stimulation for more than 6 hours.

Why Choose Our Program

Using neurofeedback programs to help treat your patients with TBIs gives them a non-invasive, drug-free approach to their recovery. Brainwaves and functions are disrupted during a brain injury, but our programs help restore the neuron connections and pathways that were damaged. Through a personalized program, your patients can exercise their brains using natural learning skills that unleash the power of the brain so it can function at its best.

The Brain Forests Systems include our BrainTuning and GutTuning programs that come with all of the brain-training and gut-training tools, software, and training guidelines so you can start treating your patients with TBIs right away.

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