Symptoms of Post Concussion Syndrome
Concussion typically occurs as a result of head trauma and can range in severity. Symptoms of concussion can be felt for weeks, months or even years after the original injury. Not limited to single severe blow to the head, concussion often occurs after repeated small blows over a long period of time during certain sports for example, or from explosive blasts due to a person occupation. Regadless of the cause post concussion symptoms resulting from TBI (Tramatic Brain Injury) manifest themselves in similar ways:
|Post Concussion Syndrome Symptoms
Loss of consciousness
Balance problems or dizziness
Double or fuzzy vision
Sensitivity to light or noise
Feeling sluggish, foggy or groggy
Feeling unusually irritable
Concentration or memory problems
Slowed reaction time
Concussion sufferers often report that their brain no longer functions the way that it used to.
Treatment for Post Concussion Syndrome
Before deciding on a course of treatment a thorough assessment is necessary. A baseline measurement using qEEG (Quantitative Electroencephalography) combined with neurocognitive and functional assessment. An individualised course of treatment will be created for you based on the severity and nature of the symptoms, using a combination of occupation therapy, psychotherapy, vision therapy and Neurotherapy techniques. Neurofeedback uses the natural brains' neuroplasticity to exercise and develop new neural pathways and restore brain function. In the early stages after a traumatic brain injury, neurofeedback can be helpful with head pain, as well as nausea, irritability, mental confusion, and sleep difficulties. Over the longer term, neurofeedback can be helpful with energy level, vigilance, effort fatigue, cognitive dysfunction traceable to the injury, sensory hypersensitivity, and executive function.
The range of treatments work together to help you change your brain function through retraining. Thus reduces or eliminates the symptoms of post concussion syndrome enabling you to function better during your everyday life.