Facts n FAQs
There are many questions about Neurotherapy, the brain, problem areas and the brain itself. The following may help answer questions.
EXPLAIN THE BRAIN?
The brain weighs three pounds, encased by the skull. It demands 60% of the heart's blood flow. There are 100 billion nerve cells or neurons.
WHAT DOES THE BRAIN DO?
Processes all sensory inputs, perceives and decides on action or inhibition.The brain is also able to analyze the past and plan for the future, it thinks.
WHERE IS THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS LOCATED?
The frontal lobes organize and make decisions ordering the body to repond in a specific way. Sticking your tongue out may either be from thirst or to make an emotional response.
WHAT ARE COMMON BRAIN INJURIES?
Trauma to the brain is usually transmitted through the skull by rapid acceleration then deceleration of the brain mass. These are described as closed head injuries. Loss of consciousness is not necessary for bruising to the brain to occur. A stroke is another kind of brain attack, also resulting in damage.
FOR MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (MTBI)
Most imaging studies do not look at functional characteristics but rather look at the brain mass for structural abnormalities, such as (MRI,CT or X-RAY). The neurologist review of the clinical EEG of brainwaves, generally looks for seizures or sleep dysfunction. The Quantitative EEG (QEEG) reviews function in statistical comparison to normals. Neuropsychological testing can help define problems also. QEEG brain maps may be referred to a neurologist
WHAT OTHER PROBLEMS CAN BE DEFINED BY THE QEEG?
MTBI, memory, concentration, attentional deficits, sleep, fatigue, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and PTSD are some of the reasons to review the QEEG brainwaves, first with a brainmap and then defined neurotherapy training.
WILL MY INSURANCE PAY FOR BRAINMAPPING AND NEUROTHERAPY?
Some advanced insurance companies accept this state of the art technology, but many third parties, in the interest of cost containment, consider this technology as investigational or experimental, thus are reluctant to cover the cost of this potentially life changing and improving technology. This may mean "out of pocket expenditure," from you.
HOW DO I MAKE THIS DECISION FOR NEUROTHERAPY BRAINWAVE TRAINING?
What is the cost of not obtaining improvement, even if much time has gone by? After all, the cost is less than buying a new car, towards improvement in quality of life! What is a better quality of life worth?
WHAT DOES THIS COST?
Neurotherapy can be expensive, but possibly less than years of medication treatment, which is usually not expensive. Typical inpatient rehabilitation programs teach adaptive techniques, not intended to modify brainwaves, and are costly. With intensive neurotherapy training of twice weekly sessions, of forty five minutes each, depending on severity, improvements may be seen in twenty to sometimes sixty or more sessions.