Could Neuro Lasers Treat TBI?

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After a traumatic brain injury, recovery depends on restoring brain function. Often, that requires retraining, relearning, and even literal rewiring through surgery. But what if there was a way to reactivate brain function after TBI using neuro lasers? One research says it can be done.

After a traumatic brain injury, prompt diagnosis and treatment is crucial to recovery. But often that can require invasive treatments and even surgery to mitigate swelling in the brain. And that raises the risk of side effects.

But Theodore Henderson, MD, PhD, says there is a non-invasive option for TBI treatment: neuro-lasers. On May 3, 2016, he published the study “Multi-watt near-infrared light therapy as a neuroregenerative treatment for traumatic brain injury” in the Neural Regeneration Research journal, cited in the National Library of Congress. He said:

“Only multi-watt neuro-laser has sufficient energy to penetrate skin and skull, reaching the deep parts of the brain where injuries are, with no irritation to the skin or other side effects. . . . The patients are responding very positively, and our data is consistently showing robust responses. This treatment is really helping turn lives around. The stories we’re hearing are amazing.”

Dr. Henderson and Larry Morries are co-founders of the Neuro-Laser Foundation. They are working on developing near-infrared light treatment (NILT) options for TBI survivors. NILT activates the brain’s anti-inflammatory processes, reducing swelling and promoting nerve growth.

To further fund their research, the Neuro-Laser Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit company, has launched a GoFundMe campaign called “Say Goodbye TBI”.  Their spokesperson is Jennifer Fortezzo, a former officer for the Colorado Springs Police Department, who is herself a TBI survivor.

In 2006, Jennifer was diagnosed with major depression and PTSD. Since then, she has had progressively worse memory issues, anger, anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive thinking, and thinking issues. She was treated at the Neuro-Laser Foundation using NILT processes. She says:

“It’s been very freeing for me. I felt for so many years like I was in bondage. And this is the first time I feel free.”

The possibilities for neuro-laser therapy continue to expand. This is only one of NLF’s five studies showing benefits to TBI victims after going through NILT. Dr. Morries says:

“The need is tremendous. We suspect there are many other ways NILT could help the brain heal.”

Finding new, effective, non-invasive treatments for traumatic brain injuries is critical to improving the lives of TBI survivors and their families. By pursuing treatments that reduce recovery time, NLF and researchers like them are bringing hope to seriously injured people who may otherwise never have seen a recovery from their TBI.

David Christensen is a brain injury expert at Christensen Law in Southfield, Michigan. He represents the victims of auto-accident-related TBI. If you are suffering from a brain injury, contact Christensen Law today for a free consultation.