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Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injuries

What are Traumatic Brain Injuries?

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) are injuries to the brain caused by an external force. They can be focal, meaning that the damage is confined to one area of the brain, or diffuse, being more than one area of the brain. In addition, the severity of a head injury can vary from a mild TBI or concussion to severe, which can result in a coma or paralysis.

Types of TBI

Mild TBI:

Mild forms of traumatic brain injury will be temporary and will include physical symptoms, sensory symptoms, and cognitive/mental.
  • Disorientation and confusion
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Vomiting and/or nausea
  • Speech difficulties
  • Short loss of consciousness
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Feeling depressed and or anxious
  • Mood changes
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in ears

Severe TBI:

The effects of a severe TBI can be long-lasting or even permanent. Most people that suffer from a severe TBI may face life-long challenges that will require them to adapt. Like mild TBI’s, symptoms will be both physical and cognitive/mental.

Symptoms of Severe TBI

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Traumatic Brain Injuries

Concussions are the most common form of traumatic brain injury, experienced by millions of people worldwide. Occurring the same way as other TBI’s, these are common within contact sports such as football, where head blows or other forms of contact are common.

  • Headaches
  • Temporary loss of consciousness
  • Amnesia or loss of memory
  • Dizziness
  • Speech difficulties such as slurring words
  • Nausea and/or vomiting

Grade 1: mild concussion with symptoms that last less than 15 minutes and involve no loss of consciousness.

Grade 2: moderate, with symptoms that last more than 15 minutes and too, involve no loss of consciousness.

Grade 3: severe, where the person loses consciousness, even if for a few seconds.

Traumatic brain injuries can occur in several ways:
  • car crash
  • exposure to toxic substances
  • bullet wound
  • sport injury
  • a metabolic disorder
  • lack of oxygen
  • tumors
  • infections
  • stroke

How we can help?

Your treatment for a brain injury will depend on the severity of the impact and the level of damage. At Elumind, you’ll find alternative and complementary therapies to assist your healing process from an integrative neuroscience perspective. Beginning with a therapeutic assessment, identifying psychological symptoms and consequences of brain injury will be necessary. Then, our QEEG Brain Mapping will give us a precise understanding of which brain areas are distressed and requiring support. Based on those findings, an advanced protocol of Neurofeedback trains those precise areas to help regain lost function. In addition, Neurofeedback therapy will help to restore sleeping patterns and reduce irritability, anxiety, and symptoms of depression.

The emotional and mental repercussions of a TBI can be addressed through Psychotherapy, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Clinical Hypnosis, and new awareness strategies can be developed.

Nutrition Counselling and Functional Medicine will allow a complete analysis of your bio-psycho-social-emotional profile of mental health, which we can use as a roadmap for treatments such as Life Coaching, Medications, and Nutritional Supplements.

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QEEG is a quick and efficient tool that allows us to gather data and diagnostic information on your brain and identify both strengths and deficiencies in your brain networks.

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