Traumatic Brain Injury

23 03, 2017

Help for Veterans in Galveston County

By |March 23rd, 2017|Anger and Rage, Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury|Comments Off on Help for Veterans in Galveston County|

I am happy to announce an organization that I am excited to participate with to provide neurofeedback services to Galveston county veterans, Homecoming for Veterans (HC4V).

HC4V exists to treat veterans who struggle with PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, and/or other mental health issues that limit their ability to enjoy life after service to our country. By retraining brainwaves and bringing the brain to a more relaxed state, this therapy works as an effective adjunct to traditional therapy, helping veterans find greater relief and hope.  The results are lasting, which is another benefit to this treatment.

I have been involved with neurofeedback, also called eeg biofeedback or neurotherapy, since 2010, and I was a partner at a neurofeedback and Christian counseling practice in Dallas, Dallas Brain Changers. My husband and I moved to Galveston in 2015, where I opened my office in November 2015.

With Galveston Brain Changers, veterans seeking treatment will receive a 30% discount on the evaluation and testing, and they receive 20 neurofeedback sessions at no cost. Additional sessions will be provided at a 30% discount for the duration of treatment.

Please call the office for more information or to schedule an appointment. If there is a waiting list for the 20 complimentary sessions, veterans can choose to wait for availability, or they can start treatment @ the 30% discount and then apply the 20 free sessions when they become available.

For more information, please visit the following sites:

Homecoming for Veterans – http://www.homecoming4veterans.org/

Galveston Brain Changers – http://www.BrainChangersUSA.com

You can also reach us by phone @ 409-300-3113 or via email @ [email protected]
We look forward to hearing from you!
 

12 03, 2013

Concussion: Effects of Concussion and Treatment for Concussion

By |March 12th, 2013|News & Events, Traumatic Brain Injury|Comments Off on Concussion: Effects of Concussion and Treatment for Concussion|

What Is A Concussion?
A concussion is one of the milder forms of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), but it is still a brain injury and should be treated accordingly. A concussion is caused by a sudden bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Although the brain is cushioned by protective fluid within the confines of the skull, a violent head injury can actually cause the brain to move within the head. Traumatic brain injuries such as concussions can cause bruising to the brain and damage to the blood vessels and nerves.
Concussions happen so frequently in sports and accidents that we may think they’re not a big deal. But this is a brain injury and is absolutely a big deal.

What Are the Symptoms or the Effects of Concussion?
Immediately following a blow to the head causing a concussion, the concussed person may experience a loss of balance and dizziness, impaired vision, or they may even lose consciousness. The brain is injured and confused, and it does not work properly. Immediately following an accident, to assess the severity of an injury and begin to diagnose and plan for treatment for concussion, a health care professional may ask the concussed individual to answer simple questions, such as “What day is today?” and “Who is the president?” Difficulty answering questions such as these is the first sign of a possible concussion.

Concussion symptoms may appear quickly, within a few days of the injury, or over a period of weeks or months. Effects of concussion can include:

headache, even migraine-like in severity
difficulty concentrating or thinking clearly
memory issues
learning issues
dizziness
sleep issues (insomnia, or sleeping more or less than usual)
general feelings of lethargy or slowness
irritability
anxiety [...]

5 07, 2012

Brain Injury: Healing from a TBI

By |July 5th, 2012|Brain Function, Traumatic Brain Injury|Comments Off on Brain Injury: Healing from a TBI|

 
The CDC reports that 1.7 million people suffer a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in the US every year! These account for approximately one-third of all deaths in this country annually! It is further estimated that approximately 2% of Americans, or 5.3 million people, currently live with disabilities associated with a TBI.
A TBI occurs as a result of a blow or jolt to the head and results in damage to the brain. The severity of a TBI ranges from mild to severe. Brain Changers utilizes the qEEG to determine the severity of the brain injury and where in the brain the injury is located.

A mild TBI occurs when there is a brief change in mental status or loss of consciousness. This is the most common type of brain injury, commonly called a concussion, and is classified as a mild traumatic brain injury. These often go undiagnosed, and consequently, rehabilitation and medical care are not sought for appropriate recovery.
A severe TBI may involve actual loss of consciousness for anywhere from hours to weeks and can result in permanent disability. Any TBI, whether mild or severe, can lead to permanent changes in brain function.

The most common causes of TBI:

Motor vehicle collisions
Falls
Violence
Sports*

*Research has shown that approximately 85% of head injuries from bicycle accidents can be prevented with the use of helmets.

Click here to read article Brain Function: TBI, Concussion, and Rehabilitation
 

How Can Brain Changers Help?
Brain Changers is committed to working with our clients toward an integrated approach to improved brain function and life productivity after a brain injury.  Additionally, we work with your physician and other providers to assist in the greatest amount of healing and recovery possible during your [...]

31 05, 2012

Traumatic Brain Injury: Case Study

By |May 31st, 2012|Traumatic Brain Injury|Comments Off on Traumatic Brain Injury: Case Study|

Sam is a 46 year old. He and his 2nd wife Meg, have a total of 6 children between them. Sam and Meg have been avid motorcyclists for years, touring the countryside and involved in cross country rides with their adult children, other family and friends. Tragically, 4 yrs ago, Sam took a ride to the corner store to pick up a few items needed for dinner. He was cut off by a pickup truck and suffered a severe head injury which put him into a coma.

Traumatic Brain Injury: Click here for Treatment Options
He was eventually transferred to a sub-acute rehabilitation facility where he received top-notched rehabilitative care. After 6 months of therapy, it was time for him to come home and begin in-home therapy. He had limited recovery after returning home and consulted with his doctors at the SARF. They did some investigation and referred him to a clinic that combines both neurofeeback and counseling.
He and his wife entered counseling, both together and independently. The stress on a caregiver is, many times, overlooked. Sam began neurofeedback right away, following an assessment tool called the Quantitative EEG (qEEG) or Brain Map. 
After 3 months of neurofeedback, he began have more comfortable and deep sleep. Within 6 months, his memory and concentration improved significantly. And by 9 months, his balance and gait were so improved, he no longer needed his cane!
He continued on for another 5 months because his mood and emotions were beginning to stabilize in a way he had not experienced before. He was able to return to work, his marriage and relationships with his children were greatly improved, and he found motivation to find new, and for him, safer [...]