What are we looking for?
What we are looking for are changes in brain output that indicate an inflamed or damaged brain. For example, deviations from optimal eye movement output are associated with aging and cognitive decline. In addition, these same deviations are found in those with history of concussion, traumatic brain injury, and post-concussion syndrome. In a very similar fashion, balance problems and vestibular deficits in particular follow the same pattern. Every output is associated with single or multiple neural pathways. From the clinical perspective, we are looking for discrepancies in the outputs to localize the glitchy network. Once identified, targeted therapies can be implemented that may include physical, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and intravenous therapy.
Because the brain is not a pain-sensing organ in the technical sense, the only way to really observe functional deficits are through functional testing. Understanding where your brain function stands will allow for greater insight into how to improve it as well as monitor the effects of daily activities over time.
Are you a candidate?
If you or a loved one is interested in preventative or rehabilitative measures for their brain, please reach out for more information. Some of the reasons that you may wish to inquire are:
Family History of Neurodegenerative Disease (Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Dementia)
Participation in Contact Sports
History of Concussion or Traumatic Brain Injury/Stroke
Brain Fog or Difficulty Concentrating