Simply said; Neurofeedback is the process of taking the brain map (qEEG) of a patient's brain then, using your sensory system, the clinician chooses a feedback stimulation that allows your brain function in a way eventually finding a balance also known as homeostasis.
Often the examples are using music played through headphones, watching a screen with a ball, or a specific meditation. This methodology is medication-free and completely non-invasive. All you have to do is show up and relax.
What can conditions can Neurofeedback help?
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
The causes of PTSD are often, not always, associated with a traumatic event. An event or multiple events can effect a person's life and is not being recognized as the most significant cause of mental health issues for our veterans.
It is suggested in the research that 20% of those involved in Operations Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Enduring Freedom (OEF) have PTSD. This is down from the Vietnam War of 30%. However, these studies observing Vietnam Veterans were throughout their lifetime and sadly the research shows numbers are climbing post 9/11.
Research has consistently proven that using Neurofeedback can improve patients lives. One of the many research articles listed here  how important Neurofeedback can be to a patient suffering from PTSD.
- Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries
In any brain injury that is traumatic, the importance in understanding the impact it has on a patient’s brain is the most important thing to do.
A neurological evaluation that includes a qEEG brain mapping can allow any patient to visualize the injured areas that have been negatively impacted by the event. Our evaluation here at Flathead Chiropractic will help identify why you or your loved ones have been experiencing any symptoms related to a concussion.
Recent studies  have shown how manageable using Neurofeedback can be creating great results for patients that have been affected by concussions.
- A Randomized Controlled Study of Neurofeedback for Chronic PTSD. PLoS One. 2016 Dec 16;11(12):e0166752. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166752. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2019 Apr 24;14(4):e0215940. PMID: 27992435; PMCID: PMC5161315
- Mobile Neurofeedback for Pain Management in Veterans with TBI and PTSD. Pain Med. 2021 Feb 23;22(2):329-337. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnz269. PMID: 31697371; PMCID: PMC7901853.