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Introduction: Welcome to our comprehensive guide on concussions. In this page, we’ll delve into what concussions are, their causes, symptoms to watch out for, and the various treatment options available. Whether you’re seeking information for yourself or a loved one, understanding concussions is crucial for proper management and recovery.

The picture below is an example of a QEEG brain map of a concussion patient: 

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1.Elevated delta indicates the likely presence of higher than average levels of white matter inflammation. This can be due to several sources including concussive or repeated sub-concussive events, pathogens or neurotoxins including food sensitivities. Prolonged exposure to extreme excitotoxicity due to Toxic Stress can also lead to unusually high levels of inflammation. Low acetylcholine is often associated as well. 2.High frontal delta is associated with heavy metal toxicity, metabolic encephalopathy or TBI.


What is a Concussion? A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body that disrupts normal brain function. It’s important to note that concussions can occur without loss of consciousness and may not always result in visible signs of injury.

Common Causes of Concussions: Concussions can occur in various settings and activities, including:

  • Sports-related injuries (e.g., football, soccer, basketball)
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Falls, particularly among older adults and young children
  • Physical altercations or assaults

Symptoms of a Concussion: Symptoms of a concussion can vary widely and may not always be immediately apparent. Common symptoms include:

  • Headache or pressure in the head
  • Dizziness or balance problems
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Confusion or feeling “foggy”
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Changes in mood or behavior
  • Difficulty concentrating or remembering
  • Blurred vision or ringing in the ears

Treatment and Management: Concussion treatment focuses on allowing the brain to rest and recover. This may include:

  • neurofeedback therapy: modulation of dysregulated brain wave activity. Dysregulated brain wave activity can cause anxiety, depression, rumination, fatigue, insomnia, brain fog, etc. 
  • hyperbaric oxygen therapy: Super-oxygenation of the brain & body under pressure to expedite the concussion / tbi recovery. 
  • low light level laser therapy: laser therapy will increase neurogenesis (new brain cells) & synaptogenesis (new nerve connections) 
  • chiropractic care: corrective care of the musculoskeletal system to alleviate low back pain, mid back pain, and neck pain. 
  • Symptom management: Over-the-counter pain relievers may help alleviate headache or discomfort. It’s essential to avoid medications that can thin the blood and increase the risk of bleeding.
  • Gradual return to activities: Once symptoms improve, a healthcare provider may recommend a gradual return to normal activities, including work, school, and physical activity, following a step-wise progression.

Seeking Medical Attention: It’s crucial to seek medical attention if you suspect a concussion, especially if symptoms worsen or fail to improve over time. A healthcare provider experienced in concussion management can assess the severity of the injury, provide personalized treatment recommendations, and monitor recovery progress.

Preventing Concussions: While not all concussions can be prevented, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of injury, including:

  • Wearing appropriate protective gear during sports and recreational activities
  • Using seat belts and child safety seats in vehicles
  • Taking precautions to prevent falls, such as installing handrails and removing tripping hazards
  • Practicing safe behavior and avoiding risky activities

Conclusion: Concussions are a common type of brain injury that require prompt recognition and appropriate management to support recovery. By understanding the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for concussions, individuals can take proactive steps to protect their brain health and well-being.

The “Synapse Approach” investigates concussions & TBI’s  looking for neurological dysfunction, musculoskeletal dysfunction, hormonal dysregulation, and/or chemical dysregulation.

Once the root problem is found then the symptoms can be resolving with the Synapse unique treatment strategy. 

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Disclaimer: The information provided on this page is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consult with a healthcare provider if you have concerns about a concussion or any other medical condition.

The Brain Core Maps EEG database system is intended for use by neurofeedback practitioners for exploratory data analysis purposes only and should not be used as a medical assessment.