Head Trauma Treatment

Head trauma can lead to concussions and several other serious problems. At Northwest Biofeedback Center, a team of trained therapists offers EEG neurofeedback treatment designed to treat damage to the central nervous system.

What is Head Trauma?

Head trauma is an injury to the brain, skull or scalp. A concussion is the most common type of head trauma, affecting millions of people each year. It has been estimated that up to 3.8 million people in the U.S. suffer sports-related concussions each year. While most head trauma injuries are relatively minor, others require immediate, long-lasting treatment.

Symptoms of Head Trauma

Even a minor instance of head trauma can lead to the development of chronic problems such as concentration issues or headaches. The force of the impact, of course, will have a great bearing on the degree of the injury you suffered. Damage may be limited to a certain portion of the skull, or a blow could lead to damage in several areas.

Some of the more common symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Loss of balance
  • Confusion
  • Weakness in an arm or leg
  • Slurred speech
  • Seizures

Causes of Head Trauma

There are numerous reasons that a head trauma can occur. Falls are among the most common causes, such as slipping in the bathtub, falling down steps or out of bed, or falling from ladders. Vehicle collisions, acts of violence and the aforementioned sports injuries are also major factors in causing head trauma.

Treating Head Trauma

EEG neurofeedback training can help increase a head trauma victim’s energy and decrease mood swings and outbursts of temper. At Dr. Joseph N O’Donnell & Associates, our patients often experience an improvement in attention span as well as a decrease in sensitivity to light and sound. In many instances, dizziness and headaches disappear completely, and people may also regain short-term memory.

Contact Us About Head Trauma Treatment

If you or a loved one has experienced head trauma, come into our Chicago-area office at Northwest Biofeedback Center. We can provide treatment that will help regulate the abnormal activity of brainwaves and possibly help lessen several types of symptoms. Schedule a biofeedback appointment today by visiting our Contact us page.