Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Neurotherapy uses brain wave analysis to teach a person how his/her brain and nervous system hold trauma, both physical and emotional. When a person is injured on the job with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, neurovascular entrapment of the upper quadrant, or other similar diagnoses, he/she is most likely to suffer pain as well as confusion about what this means in his/her life and career. Neurotherapy, when done with advanced technology including photostimulation-driven EEG feedback, reduces pain and eliminates numbing and tingling in the affected areas. Insomnia is immediately eliminated giving the patient the advantage of a good night’s sleep. Depression, when associated with injury, is a neurochemical reaction in the brain which is quickly remediated with this therapy. Pain management then can be much more successful as a person learns how to focus in and listen carefully to his/her body and nervous system. Listening and feeling early, before causing flare ups and further injury, is one of the many techniques we teach through brain wave training. This training is the next protocol used after reduction of symptoms and anxiety in the patient. The Center for Advanced NeuroTherapy uses the most advanced technology available in the world today.
Recent brain research at UCLA and the National Institute of Mental Health finds that the brain interprets and translates complex changes in the environment and the physical body and then determines when to turn on the “emergency response”. This is a well programmed evolutionary survival mechanism. This emergency message to the brain and nervous system increases heart rate, blood pressure, stress hormone production such as cortisol and adrenalin, and a “fight-flight” response. The problem is that evolution has not progressed to the point that we can undo this reaction easily, and particularly if the stress is long term and chronic. The brain wave pattern we find in all patients we have worked with who have delayed recovery and difficulty healing is this exact pattern. The brain wave pattern shows a dominance of high delta and theta slow wave activity associated with tension, irritability, anxiety, depression, and chronic stress on the nervous system. Try as a person may, this does not go away with talk therapy, physical therapy, surgery (which often increases the problems), or even medications. Medication side effects are well documented, causing drowsiness, fuzzy thinking, nausea, and often uncomfortable effects. The very advanced technology of Neurotherapy completely unlocks this “emergency response” and gives the patient relief and reversal of symptoms. There is extensive research available documenting the many results in both University research and clinical application of NeuroTherapy.
A person cannot consciously WILL tension, stress, and pain out of his/her body, but one can learn how to change mind states so that the natural ability to modulate and literally heal neurological dysfunction is not only possible but predictable.
We hope that our contribution to our clients and their employers allows both to handle the difficult and often painful process of recovery to be one of hope and success.
*By Carolyn Robertson,
M.A., M.S., CEAP, BCIA EEG Certified #1408