Traumatic Brain Injuries/Concussions

TBI Recovery and Brain Health

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs), concussions, motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, falls can have devastating effects on your health. Neurons in your brain process information and share this information with other neurons with long tail extensions called axons. During a TBI the brain can move rapidly and shear or tear these axons. When this happens cells can die and cut off communication pathways. These shearing forces can also damage the 1 cell thick barrier that protects the brain. If the Blood-Brain barrier is breached, infections, viruses and toxins can enter the brain and cause ill-health and cognitive decline.

Traumatic Brain Injuries/Concussions

TBI’s can affect how you sleep, act, feel think and remember. Some symptoms like Ha’s, dizziness and vision problems may appear right after the injury. Other symptoms may appear weeks later like inability to sleep, memory problems, irritability and difficulty concentrating. Repeated episodes of concussion can develop Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy which can develop years to decades after the last trauma took place. Memory loss, confusion, impulse control and depression are just some of the symptoms of CTE as the result of neurodegeneration. Also, since your brain is the most nutrient and energy dependent organ of your body, mitochondrial dysfunction can contribute to your improper brain function.

Fortunately, your brain has neuroplasticity. This means your brain can change and adapt for the better. Neurons require fuel and activation to get better. It can be trained to function better when you know what part of the brain is not firing the way it should. Then you give that part of your brain the correct stimulation and fuel it needs.

You need to know what parts of the brain are not functioning at their optimum level. Dr. Lynch will test the different parts of the brain with balance, eye alignment-movement and tracking, cranial nerves, sensory function and motor function. This evaluation will also include reflex testing, gait analysis, posture analysis and other functional tests.

Different therapies will be recommended to stimulate the targeted areas of your brain that were found to need help during your diagnostic testing. Some of these therapies may include:

  • Light, Color and Sound
  • Eye Movements Exercises
  • Vertigo Treatments
  • Targeted Nutritional Supplementation
  • Breathing Exercises
  • Heat, Water and Electric Stimulation
  • Non-invasive Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation
  • Non-invasive Vagal Nerve Stimulation
  • Movement Training
  • Balance Therapy and Fall Prevention
  • Motor Rehabilitation Techniques: Timing, Speed, Coordination
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Hand-Eye Coordination Drills

FX 405 Low Level Laser will be key to providing the fuel your brain needs to improve. Low Level Laser decreases inflammation, increases mitochondria function and increases blood flow. Activating areas of the brain will encourage new synapses to form and improve cellular communications.

Your Central Nervous System has specialized areas for specific function:

  • The Parietal Lobe’s purpose is sensation. All the receptors in your body feed into this are to make us aware of how we feel. Parietal Lobe problems may include pain syndromes, numbness, and poor directional sense.
  • The Temporal Lobe is for hearing, tasting, smelling and memory. Temporal Lobe problems may include poor memory, and hearing and smelling things others don’t.
  • The Occipital Lobe is for vision.
  • Our Frontal Lobe is for cognition, reasoning, control of emotions, memory recall and posture. Frontal Lobe problems may include personality changes and poor concentration.
  • The Brainstem is a specialized extension of the spinal cord that unconsciously controls the vitals. Your Brainstem controls your heart-rate, blood pressure, respiration, digestion, autonomic sympathetic and parasympathetic balance.
  • Your Cerebellum is involved in movement, coordination and learning. If your Cerebellum has decreased function you often have poor posture, poor balance, are clumsy and are prone to neck and back pain

Brain function can be impacted by inflammation, leaky blood brain barriers, infections, toxins, decrease in available oxygen and nutrients as well as low levels of glucose.

You can make positive changes. Call (434) 245-8456 to schedule your examination and start enhancing your over-all brain health.

Carolyn RigsbyCarolyn Rigsby
18:07 08 Nov 22
Dr. Lynch is the best chiropractor I've ever been to. His gentle technique has helped me with my migraines and chronic pain issues more over the past few months than all of the other doctors that I've seen over the years put together! Dr. Lynch and his staff are wonderful!
Dotty BohannonDotty Bohannon
16:55 21 Oct 22
Dr. Lynch and his staff have been great to work with for several years. My vertebrae adjustments are gentle and have allowed me the freedom to continue the activities I love. In addition, he listens to his patients and has a holistic approach to one's health.
Kristy ToftKristy Toft
02:02 18 Oct 22
I cannot say enough about the help I’ve been provided by Dr. Lynch, Terry, and Lisa. I started my journey with them struggling with constant vertigo/vestibular problems, achiness, fatigue, brain fog, sensitivity to light and sound, inflammation, anxiety, back and hip pain…some of these struggles I’ve had for 20+ years. I thought I had to live that way, but sought Dr. Lynch with a small glimmer of hope. Dr. Lynch took the time to thoroughly go over my X-rays and explained the visible issues I had, some dating back 25+ years. From the very first adjustment, I felt immediate relief of symptoms I’d had for so long, I didn’t know how life was without them. I woke up the next day and couldn’t believe that nearly all of my symptoms were completely gone! Dr. Lynch pinpointed some health issues I didn’t know were causing problems and has worked consistently (along with Terry), using a detailed plan of action, to help relieve so many of my symptoms by getting to the root problems. He has even helped me sort out some diet issues that were causing inflammation, to get me to feeling my best! They are kind, listen, never rush me, and I am 100% positive that they actually care and WANT me to feel better (not keep me sick)! I will never view healthcare the same after the type of care and empowering knowledge I’ve received at Lynch Chiropractic. I tell everyone I can about them and highly recommend their practice to everyone who is seeking answers, a truly holistic approach, and the most excellent care.
Jeff NewtonJeff Newton
16:39 11 Jul 22
I was moving son into apartment during move hurt back to point could not walk. I went actually crawled into Dr Lynch's office. He worked me into his schedule that day. He developed a plan to get me walking again. Dr Lynch and staff truly professionals.. if your needing help with back leg pain or any chronic pain. Take my advice go see Dr Keith Lynch. You will not regret it. He will get you fixed up. I am very appreciative for all he did for me. Thank you.
Susan MuseSusan Muse
10:52 16 Jun 22
I have been seeing Dr. Lynch for several months for pain in my shoulder and arm. After an initial consultation, he has seen me routinely ever since then and his treatments have considerably eased my pain. I can move my arm and shoulder without discomfort because of his dedication and gentle care. In addition, he is a great teacher, offering advice on exercise and diet. His staff has taught me various ways to help other chronic conditions. They have much to offer anyone who is interested in moving toward a more holistic lifestyle. I highly recommend Dr. Lynch and his caring staff.

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