Dr Yonce talks about concussions from a functional perspective.
What is CTE?
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a blow to the head with or without loss of consciousness. This can happen in sports, car accidents, falling, or anything similar. A concussion can even be the result of whiplash. A concussion is caused whenever the body moves quickly back and forth and the brain, in turn, hits the inside of the skull.
The symptoms of a concussion can mimic those of ADHD and other learning challenges.
- Lack of focus
- Not thinking clearly
- Feeling slowed down
- Easily upset or angered
- Nervous or anxious
It’s even possible to sustain a minor concussion without knowing it — the result of a minor sports injury you “shook off.”
Studies have shown that people who have had concussions/TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) have developed memory and cognitive issues such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, depression and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).
Concussions can be quite serious and can severely disrupt normal brain function. If you or someone you know has received a blow to the head and is struggling to get back to a normal life, give us a call and we can help you.
We start with a brain map which shows us if there’s room for improvement in the aspects of brain function most often affected when a concussion occurs. The brain training protocols for concussion are different than those we use for ADHD, learning challenges, and other issues. This is why the brain map is so important — when we compare your symptoms to what the map shows us, we can pinpoint the issue and how to help it.
Thanks to Vielight technology, we can address the effects of a concussion immediately. We often wait 1-4 months to treat a concussion with neurofeedback.