In 2016, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) conducted a study on the connection between Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), commonly known as a concussion, and the brain disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).
Doctors believe up to 40% of people who sustain a concussion will experience some level of post-concussion syndrome. Post-concussion syndrome can cause neurological problems such as migraines, headaches and dizzy spells. In addition, patients can experience the following cognitive problems: memory changes, difficulty in planning or focusing, and behavioral problems such as depression, mood disorders, and sleep issues.
CTE is the disease that doctors believe contributed to the death of several former professional football players, among them San Diego native Junior Seau. Local former Kansas City NFL players have tried relentlessly to try and figure out how to combat the symptoms of CTE. The multitude of symptoms makes TBI and CTE extremely difficult to treat, but thanks to Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS) treatment availability at Restorative Brain Clinic, professional football players like Art Still see a ray of hope.
dTMS is a safe and painless treatment that involves brain stimulation via brief magnetic pulses, which stimulate neurons and promote healing in the brain’s electrical network. Learn more about TMS therapy.
Offered by Restorative Brain Clinic, dTMS could finally be the new medical treatment that gives athletes and people encouragement and hope in treating this disease!
If you are interested in learning more about our treatments and how our approach may help you or a loved one, please do not hesitate to contact us.