Recent studies link repeated hits to the head to a degenerative brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). In fact, several famous NFL players suffered this condition in the past, namely Frank Gifford, Aaron Hernandez, Junior Seau, and Andre Waters. However, many athletes and non-athletes alike suffer the effects of CTE today, effects requiring specialized CTE treatment.
Springfield Wellness Center of Louisiana provides CTE treatment using BR+NAD. In fact, Springfield Wellness Center pioneered these methods now revered around the globe. If you or someone you love suffers CTE, then talk to a treatment professional at Springfield Wellness Center about the BR+NAD treatment center in Springfield, LA.
About Our CTE Treatment Center in Springfield, LA
CTE was first noticed in boxers who suffered repeated blows to the head. First called dementia pugilistica, CTE causes further degeneration of the brain after multiple concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Most affected are military members and athletes playing contact sports. CTE is brain damage that lasts for decades or longer after trauma to the skull.
After someone has CTE, their brain starts losing mass as part of long term degeneration. Some areas of the brain also weaken as they reduce in mass. But other areas suffer effects of defective tau protein buildup. Defective tau protein interrupts the signaling of the brain by interfering with how the neurons function.
CTE Signs and Symptoms
One of the most interesting cases of CTE was boxing champion Muhammad Ali. In fact, scientists recently tracked Ali’s speech rate from audio and video recordings dating back to the 1960s. By counting syllables per second in his speech patterns, clear connections to blows to his head and reduction in speech speed appeared.
Today, mental healthcare providers note speech changes as one of the early signs of degenerative brain disease. This enables CTE treatment to start earlier now than ever before, with sufferers of the disease diagnosed at a younger age and in earlier stages of their brain effects.
No doubt, CTE symptoms change lives, even being debilitating. Entire families struggle with these effects. CTE affects not just the person suffering the disorder, but everyone around them.
For example, some of the most commonly suffered effects of CTE include:
- Erratic or impulsive behavior
- Memory loss
- Impaired judgment
- Aggression and depression
- Balance and coordination difficulties
- Gradual onset of dementia
As extreme as these symptoms look and feel, many people mistakenly believe them to come from normal aging processes. Others suffer misdiagnosis for diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. Sadly, misdiagnosis only makes problems more difficult to bear.
Without a clear diagnosis, symptoms also feel overwhelming. This is shown by the suicides of wrestler Chris Benoit, NFL player Junior Seau, and NFL player Aaron Hernandez.
One of the most critical issues in CTE is receipt of CTE treatment. Through proper CTE treatment, everyday life is less of a struggle. Methods like BR+NAD of Springfield Wellness Center’s CTE treatment center in Springfield, LA, provide real hope for people with the brain disease.
Diagnosis and CTE Treatment
CTE awareness and understanding have evolved over the past 15 years. In fact, the first diagnosis of CTE occurred in 2002.
Until recently, scientists could only confirm CTE diagnosis after death, through autopsy. But very recent strides open doors to easier diagnosis for future sufferers. It is the tau protein concentration level of the brain that can help confirm CTE in living patients. Until such tests are available on the medical market, doctors diagnose CTE using the symptoms of the disease.
Still, you have access to treatment, thanks to Springfield Wellness Center’s CTE treatment center in Springfield, LA. This treatment includes:
- Industry standard of BR+NAD
- Outpatient treatment
- Addiction treatment with detox
- 10-day programs or longer
- Neurodegenerative disease treatment
- Mental health and mood disorder treatment
- General wellness programs
Learn more about Springfield Wellness Center’s pioneering work in BR+NAD and how this CTE treatment can help you or the one you love enjoy a better life. Call Springfield Wellness Center today at 844.334.4727 for more information and a consultation.