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How Can Magnets Help Treat Headaches Resulting from Mild TBI?

Posted on April 22, 2015 by Doehrman Buba

Traumatic brain injuries, amongst other effects, can lead to symptoms like debilitating headaches that reduce the quality of life for victims. Studies have shown that drugs are not always effective in treating these intense headaches, which can cause light and sound sensitivity, nausea and irritability. Physicians working with the University of California San Diego and the Veterans Administration San Diego Healthcare System are looking into the effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), a process that involves using electromagnetic coupling to reduce the severity of TBI-induced headaches. How Could Magnets Help Treat TBI-Induced Headaches? The process works by rapidly discharging an electric current to produce a magnetic flux, creating an electrical current within the brain to achieve neuromodulation, reducing headache pain. The study involved six men who had suffered concussions and had headaches lasting longer than 48 hours. On the pain scale, these headaches dropped from a 5.50 before rTMS…
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TBI Victims Benefit from the Effects of Art Therapy

Posted on April 19, 2015 by Doehrman Buba

Rehabilitation centers and nursing homes are increasingly utilizing a unique method of treatment for victims of brain impairment due to injury, stroke or neurodegenerative disease – art. The method, used by groups such as Art Without Boundaries, combines art, music, singing and painting to stimulate verbal skills, mobility and comprehension in people suffering from brain damage. This kind of therapy is not new. For decades, these artistic exercises have been used to give people living with TBI a creative outlet and to help reduce the perception of “work” that often accompanies the process of physical therapy. How Does Art Help Rehabilitate Brain Injury Patients? Depending on the severity of a traumatic brain injury, the patient may need to relearn basic movements of the hands and feet. The processes of painting, drawing and sculpting can all prove beneficial in this regard, incorporating the use of limbs and extremities to retrain the…
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Are My Children at Risk of Brain Injury?

Posted on April 17, 2015 by Doehrman Buba

Traumatic brain injuries affect between 1.6 and 3.8 million American kids every year. Such injuries can be confusing for parents, especially in young children. Proper recognition of a TBI is important in protecting your child and ensuring his or her health for the future. The two age groups most at risk for brain injuries are those aged 0-4 and those aged 15-19. In the youngest age range, children’s head and neck muscle control are limited and their coordination is lacking. From 15-19, teenagers have increased susceptibility to TBIs due to athletics as well as driving. When Should I Call a Doctor If My Child Suffers a TBI? If your child suffers a TBI, you may wonder what kind of symptoms you should look for. Every child will react differently, but the main worries should be headache, dizziness, nausea and confusion. Children younger than two may be excessively irritable or sleep…
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