Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury (including concussion, which is considered a mild form of TBI) occurs when there is a bump (wide ranges of force and severity) to the head which causes a disruption in appropriate functioning. Any type of injury to the brain, even events that are not diagnosed as a TBI, can lead to many different problems such as irritability, balance issues, memory issues, vision issues, confusion and difficulty concentrating, sensitivity to noise, headaches and dizziness.
Because the brain structure is soft but held in a hard case (the skull), a blow to one side of the head often causes injury not only to that side of the brain, but to the other side as well. One example to consider is whiplash, where a person’s head jerks forward–injuring the frontal lobe, then snaps backward– injuring the occipital lobe or cerebellum.

Treatment Options

Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback shows that those with a TBI have more slow waves and dysregulation of brain coherence (connections of brain regions working together). Neurofeedback is used to help improve concentration and problem solving by decreasing slow waves.

Counseling

While Bloomington Neurofeedback does not offer psychotherapy for TBI, we will work together with your treatment team to provide continuity of care as you recover.
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