Motorcycle accidents can generate a number of injuries that include brain and spinal injuries, loss of mobility, and chronic pain. Severe accidents can cause lifetime disabilities and possibly death. Clinical and scientific studies are providing new information on how the nervous system works and offering alternative methods for pain relief. It is now possible to train your brain to control pain. This process is referred to as “neurofeedback” therapy. If you are into alternative medicine, neurofeedback programs are something you need to look into to see if they can help soothe your personal injuries from your accident in Ohio.
If your accident was caused by the carelessness of another person, you should contact the Chester Law Group in Ohio to speak with a motorcycle and car accident injury lawyer. They may be able to help you seek compensation so you can try this alternative medical practice for your personal injuries without having to foot the bill yourself.
What Should I Do After My Auto Accident in Ohio?
First things first: If you have been in an Ohio car or motorcycle accident, make sure you have a brain scan done immediately and continue to follow through with more scans as neurological damage tends to be progressive. Once you have been diagnosed with a condition, make sure to contact a motorcycle injury lawyer as soon as possible to see if you qualify for a personal injury settlement. If so, you may be able to receive neurofeedback treatments for your personal injuries without having to pay out of pocket.
What is neurofeedback therapy?
Neurofeedback programs involve a series of 45-minute training sessions where sensors that are attached to your scalp with a gel sense your brain waves which are recorded on the computer. No current is applied to you, just your brain waves are recorded so the procedure is completely noninvasive. Based on positive wave trains, your neurofeedback therapist will monitor your brain waves and shift you to more appropriate states using video games that respond to your brain waves. When your brain waves are meeting proper parameters, the video game moves forward and allows you to continue. This corresponds to the reward or feedback for the next 30 minutes. The Somatic Vision video games that are currently used to train the brain include:
- Dual Drive Extreme
- Roller Ball
- Inner Tube
- Particle Editor
- Hyper Pong
- Toy Train Adventure
This process is not a cure for some medical conditions, but creates stability in the brain to improve brain function through self-regulation. It is recommended that you have a minimum of 20 sessions depending on what you are trying to learn. Some individuals may require 40 or more sessions to make permanent changes in the brain. In general, patients do two sessions per week but some prefer to have a session per day, which will help them reach the results they desire faster. The results of these training sessions tend to be permanent, however, patients that suffer from a traumatic event during or after their session may require additional assistance.
If you believe that this neurofeedback program could be right for you and your personal injuries, then you will have to go an hour and a half long initial evaluation where you will discuss both your symptoms and your overall goals. Then, you will have a trial session where you can experience what the actual sessions will be like. You may also be given a continuous performance test (CPT) also known as a QIK test. These tests are psychological tests that measure an individual’s attention and impulsivity.
How Can Neurofeedback Help My Ohio Personal Injuries?
If you have been in a motorcycle or car accident, there is no doubt you are experiencing pain. There are many conventional therapies that you might have tried without great success to manage pain from nerve damage. Before you consider surgery, which is often the last alternative, you need to consider how to train your brain to control pain. These programs are referred to as neurofeedback. One such program was developed by clinician Kimberly Smith.
This is a completely noninvasive therapy that can deal with a number of debilitating symptoms. Neurofeedback is a way of learning that allows you to alter your own brain waves. This involves a series of brain exercises that trains your brain in self-regulation that enhances over all central nervous system function and improves your mental performance, emotional control, and balance in brain activity.
Neurofeedback brain exercises have been reported to treat migraines, premenstrual symptoms (PMS), chronic pain, memory loss, depression, autism, anxiety, sleep disorders, attention deficit, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to mention a few.
These programs are not generally covered by insurance, which is why it is important that you make sure you contact a car and motorcycle injury lawyer to find out what your rights are. If your accident was no fault of your own, contact the Chester Law Group in Ohio to see if you can hold the negligent driver responsible for the cost of your neurofeedback therapy.
Consult with an Ohio Personal Injury Attorney About Compensation for Neurofeedback Therapy
Following a car accident caused by another driver, you may be entitled to financial compensation for any medical treatment you need in order to recover, including neurofeedback therapy. To discuss your legal options for seeking financial compensation for your personal injuries, contact an experienced car and motorcycle injury lawyer at the Chester Law Group of Ohio. Get the help you want from people that you can trust when you call us at (800)218-4243 to schedule an appointment.
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David M. Chester of Chester Law Group is an Ohio personal injury lawyer with offices in Akron, Canton, Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, Youngstown, Amherst, Beachwood, Medina, Mentor, Ravenna, Twinsburg, Warren, Westlake, and Wooster. Main office 430 White Pond Dr. Akron, OH 44320.