Traumatic Brain Injury Neurorehab
Nobody should have to experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI), yet it’s more prevalent than you might think. While TBI can range in severity from mild to severe, the experience can be nothing short of devastating. In addition to the tremendous health blow, there is often the overwhelming physical, emotional, and financial strain of dealing with a temporary and potentially long-term or even permanent disability.
At Sun Health, we recognize both the visible and sometimes invisible suffering that victims of TBI experience, and we’re here to offer the light of hope and healing. We’re able to do this because we’re one of a small number of providers across the country that are certified and qualified to provide cutting-edge Neurorehab (also known as Neuro Therapy) for TBI. TBI treatment at Sun Health consists of neuromodulation and neurofeedback, which help repair the brain dysregulation associated with TBI, thereby relieving related symptoms.
In this section of our website, we’ll introduce you to some of the hopeful research that suggests how Neuro Therapy can help victims of TBI find relief for their symptoms, achieve a better quality of life, and potentially avoid long-term disability. We’ll also discuss some of the common symptoms of TBI and how, through neuromodulation and neurofeedback, our clients have found relief for these symptoms.
“After I sustained a head injury in combat, my life changed dramatically. I struggled with depression, had memory and attention issues, and would fly off the handle at the littlest thing. My relationships were suffering. I was suffering. After several Neuro Therapy sessions at Sun Health, I began to feel so much better and that I could come back from even this tough blow.”– Ken
How Neurorehab Can Aid in Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury
A growing number of clinical studies have revealed how Neuro Therapy can aid in recovery from TBI. In fact, some research has been so encouraging that experts in the psychiatric field have touted certain Neuro Therapies as “better” and more effective than any medication or supplement. Consider the following findings into neurostimulation for TBI, for example:
- Neuromodulation using various forms of electromagnetic stimulation has proven helpful at treating functional deficits—specifically, TBI-related motor and cognitive impairment—in animal models and clinical trials of stroke victims.
- The application of transcranial magnetic stimulation to key regions of the brain, such as the cortex following surgery, has helped speed functional recovery and the brain’s own natural, self-repair process.
Similarly, studies of neurofeedback as a treatment for TBI have offered promising insights into its capacity to speed recovery for many manifestations of TBI:
- Real-time brain imaging and neurofeedback produced positive brain effects at the neural level accompanied by favorable behavioral changes, for people in early rehabilitation from strokes.
- When combat veterans who had sustained mild TBI received 10 sessions of neurofeedback as part of a study in 2014, all of them experienced a marked reduction in symptoms and neurophysiological improvement.
- When people who had incurred TBI-related cognitive damage, poor balance, and/or other symptoms from car accidents received neurofeedback, they achieved quantifiable improvements in these areas.
Types of TBI and Symptoms That Treatment Can Address
These findings belong to an accumulating body of literature that supports the use of neuromodulation and neurofeedback for recovery from a wide range of TBIs, such as:
- Concussions, both sports-related and other kinds
- Skull fractures
- Other mild to severe brain injuries sustained from falls, car and other motor vehicle accidents, strokes, and in combat or in the line of fire
TBI symptoms, presentation, and recovery can vary greatly, depending on the severity of the injury, part(s) of the brain injured, and type of injury sustained, among other factors. Symptoms can include:
- Mood changes and disorders like depression
- Memory and cognitive issues
- Focus and attention problems
- Motor issues such as balance
- Poor impulse control
- Sleep problems
When endured on a daily basis, such symptoms can greatly compromise relationships, self-esteem, and quality of life.
How Neuro Therapy at Sun Health Can Help
As the control center of your body, the brain is a highly plastic organ, meaning it possesses a remarkable, innate ability to heal and repair itself. At Sun Health, our experienced team of Neuro practitioners is able to apply the most advanced, non-invasive brain technologies to help speed and facilitate this natural process of recovery.
Say you experience a head injury. As if on cue, your slower “delta” and “theta” brainwaves will typically rush to the site of injury to begin repairing it. But, as is often the case with a TBI, those slower brainwaves can, in effect, get stuck or trapped; instead of facilitating neural regeneration and repair, they can prevent that new cell growth and recovery.
This is where our Neuro Therapy services can help. Using a combination of neuromodulation and neurofeedback that’s customized for your brain and your specific treatment needs, we can unleash, reinforce, and strengthen those regenerative brainwave patterns and help the brain rewire itself faster and better—for optimal health and function in the aftermath of a TBI.