What is amazing is that when someone has a traumatic brain injury and is admitted to an Intensive Care Unit, the one organ that is not directly monitored is the brain. Our brain is very soft and is easily bruised when someone falls and hits their head, is hit in the head with a direct blow, or even has a whiplash injury from a car accident.
We all know of professional football players who have had repeated traumatic brain injuries and end up with a condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
But even one concussion can cause series consequences if not treated appropriately.
These effects can also be long-term:
- Trouble focusing and paying attention
- Short-term memory issues
- Difficulty performing daily tasks
- Feeling mentally slower
- Difficulty in decision making
- Difficulty process information
- Trouble problem solving
How many of our children play contact sports such as football or soccer where they use their head to hit the ball? Concussions (TBI) happen often. It is very important that a concussion is treated properly with:
- Nutritional support
- Support from important nutraceuticals that decrease inflammation
- After 4-6 weeks an EEG is done to assess the function of the brain
At Healing Unleashed when we do an EEG, we often find evidence of past TBI’s that are impacting the optimal function of the brain. With neural therapy and neurofeedback we can help the brain function more normally.
The bottom line is that our brain is fragile and easily damaged. Wearing a helmet is not enough to protect the brain tissue.