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What is Brain Mapping?
Brain Mapping, often referred to as qEEG, is one of the most vital diagnostic tools available in the field of nuerofeedback for use with people who have brain-based conditions. It is like taking a picture of your brain which can determine if you have any imbalances that require attention.
An efficient brain can accomplish more, with greater accuracy, in less time. The primary use of qEEG is to obersve patterns of the brainwaves and help determine whether a person is an appropriate candidate for nuerofeedback. This feedback will enhance brainwave activity which will improve your ability to focus, increase your attention span, improve cognition, and basically, allow your brain to function better. This treatment can help clear general “brain fog.”
Brain Mapping can help:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Anxiety and Panic Attacks
- Bipolar Disorder
- Chronic Pain
- Concussion / Head Injuries
- Learning Challenges
- Memory issues
- Sleep Issues
You can see results in as little as 6 weeks (2 sessions per week)
Brain Mapping is for All Ages! (Adults and Children 8+)
How Brain Mapping can help TBI
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a blow to the head (focal TBI) or forceful shaking or rapid head movement (diffuse TBI), both of which can occur in a car accident. Even those involved in slow-speed car accidents can suffer from a concussion. A whiplash-type injury is when the head whips front to back (Head-on impact), back to front (Rear-end impact), or side to side (T-Bone impact). During a whiplash injury, sudden head movement may cause the brain to bounce back and forth against the skull, causing a minimal concussion or mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI). This is also known in the medical world as a contrecoup head injury
How are TBI’s and Concussions treated at Hope Health & Wellness?
A doctor will conduct a neurological exam after a car accident to determine whether you have suffered a concussion from the trauma. We use sophisticated testing that includes:
Brain Mapping (qEEG)
A qEEG (Quantitative Electroencephalogram) is a diagnostic tool that measures electrical activity in brain wave patterns and develops the recordings into an image. This is what we refer to as “brain mapping.” Brain waves are the rhythmic electrical impulses generated when the millions and millions of neurons inside the brain communicate with each other. Brain waves can reveal important information about overall brain function, including stress levels, thought patterns, and emotions.
A Brain Map helps us identify the problem areas of the brain. A qEEG evaluates a person’s brainwave patterns objectively and scientifically. Think of a qEEG Brain map like an EKG recording…it provides us with accurate information about the entire brain and where problems may lie.
A brain map generates a recording of your brain’s electrical activity through tiny sensors at different parts of your brain.
We will record your brain waves with your eyes open and closed for approximately 5 minutes each. We will ask you to sit and relax, limit your movement in the chair, avoid excessive swallowing, and minimize any form of muscle tension as much as possible. It often helps to pretend like you are on the beach or getting a massage.
The results are then analyzed to create a multi-color brain map, which we will review with you, in person, at your next appointment.
Neuro-Cognitive Assessment Test:
Our patients also undergo a Neuro-Cognitive Assessment (CNS) test, a procedure that utilizes scientifically validated, objective, and reliable computerized neuro-psychological tests to evaluate the patient’s neuro-cognitive status. This computerized evaluation will cover a range of mental processes from simple motor performance, attention, memory, and executive functions.
Computerized Adaptive Test:
Our patients also perform a CAT – MH computer adaptive test (CAT). The purpose of this test is to evaluate the level of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other psychological conditions.
The qEEG and other testing results are reviewed by our board certified neurologist, and a face-to-face neurological consultation is conducted before implementing any treatment.