SOME COMMON QUESTIONS
At this time, a doctor’s referral is not required but is preferred.
Some basic questions could include: What is most likely causing the headache symptoms? Is a prescription medication needed? Are over-the-counter medications available that would work? Are tests required? What can we do to prevent the headaches? What can we do at home to treat the pain? What is our best course of action? What follow-up will be needed? Feel free to ask any question you may have.
You will be asked a number of questions which may include: When did the headaches begin? Where is the pain located? How often do the symptoms occur? How long do they last? Are the headaches accompanied by other symptoms – nausea or dizziness? Has there been any change over time? Have the symptoms been continuous or intermittent? Does anything make the headache worse? Does anything make the headache better?
Neurofeedback is a powerful and non-invasive process that can help to improve, or even eliminate, symptoms of ADHD, anxiety, brain injury, depression, migraines, OCD, insomnia, chronic pain and fatigue. It starts with the brain mapping system that evaluates your brainwaves and provides information about the communication between various parts of the brain. You are given a detailed visual report at the end of the mapping session that depicts areas for improvement. The report identifies unhealthy brainwave patterns and connectivity issues providing training protocols to help improve and even eliminate the symptoms. Your data is compared to a database of similar individuals with healthy brainwave patterns and this is what identifies the protocol used to train the problem areas into healthy patterns.
It is the process of a full exam by the physician which may result in cognitive rest and possibly physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and vestibular therapy.
Keep a headache diary. List your child’s signs and symptoms – when it happens; what may have caused the headache and how long it lasts. Make a list of all medications your child is taking, including vitamins and supplements. Make a note of questions to ask the doctor.
Your initial appointment will be 40 minutes. Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time.
The training sessions are 30 minutes long and you watch a movie or television show for the duration of the session while you wear photic light glasses. The computer monitors brain waves and sends signals to gently guide brainwaves back into healthy patterns. It typically requires 30-40 sessions, occurring twice a week. Results are often permanent and eventually neurofeedback is no longer needed. You will undergo a mapping session after about 20 sessions to monitor progress and then a final mapping after treatment to verify balance.
Recommended therapies following the physician’s exam would all be coordinated between the physician and therapists. We also help to provide documentation for schools and possible home-bound orders if the patient is not able to attend classes for a period of time. Sometimes we need neuropsychological testing which includes multiple scales looking at the way the brain is functioning and learning.
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