March 1, 2021
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It is not uncommon to have experienced or know someone who has experienced some type of brain injury. They are more common than you think. In fact, it takes very little trauma to the head or neck to cause significant injury to your brain.

It’s possible that after an incident where a brain injury could be likely – a fall on the ski slope, a car accident, a sports collision or an on-the-job mishap – you might experience one of the following changes in:

  • Mood
  • Memory
  • Energy Level
  • Personality

If you suspect a head injury, it is important to seek a diagnosis from a medical professional. Brain injuries that go undetected or undiagnosed are dangerous and could have lasting effects on your physical and mental health.

Wholeness Center offers comprehensive treatment options to address trauma to the brain.

Here are 3 life-saving strategies you need to know to survive a brain injury:

1. PREVENTION: An obvious preventative measure would be to wear a helmet while participating in activities where a fall or collision is likely – for instance: skiing, biking, contact sports, etc.

Also, learning how to fall can be a helpful proactive way to prevent head injuries. For instance, if you are a cyclist, learning how to fall off of your bike could be the difference between head injury and walking away. (READ: How to Fall Off Your Bike)

2.  QEEG AND NEUROFEEDBACK: In a perfect world, we could use baseline QEEG (quantitative electroencephalogram) data to show changes in the brain from before and after a head injury as a way to inform treatment. For instance, high schools are gathering baseline EEG data (testing brain activity prior to the sports season) from student athletes at increasing levels. Absent of a baseline, we use QEEG data to detect behavioral patterns post head injury and use neurofeedback training to treat the patterns. 

3. KETAMINE TREATMENT: Ketamine is a generic dissociative medication that has a long history of safe use as an anesthetic agent in medical procedures. It has been demonstrated to enhance neuroplasticity, which is the development of new growth in the brain. This is a key element for true neurological recovery. Ketamine can be administered in a clinical setting for treatment resistant symptoms of head injuries such as PTSD.

GOOD NEWS… a comprehensive treatment plan for brain injuries can actually save your life and our clinic is available to do just that.

Wholeness Center has all of the elements needed for an integrative approach to brain recovery and support designed for your needs and individual circumstances. We offer EEG, neurofeedback, nutraceuticals, counseling support, integrative psychiatry and ketamine services. Many of these treatments can be helpful years after a significant head injury. 

Please contact the Wholeness Center if you have questions about integrative medicine, and/ or mental health alternatives. If you live in the Northern Colorado/ Ft. Collins area and would like to learn more about the innovative programs the Wholeness Center has to offer, please call 970-221-1106 or email info@wholeness.com.

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