Over the past year, I’ve been a member of countless support groups on various social media sites, such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. One of the most notable factors amongst these groups is that people are searching and seeking answers to help them regain their life again after a brain injury.
In my blog, An Integrative Brain Injury Treatment Approach, I presented to you my 5 Prong Approach along with a list of the various Brain Health Experts that are on my integrative team. I also mentioned I would be presenting more in-depth information about each team member in the following weeks. In my last blog, I presented to you Yvonne Tam. In this blog, I am presenting to you Amy Karas MS, CCC-SLP our Speech-Language Pathologist, who is specialized in memory problems and improving organization skills.
Recently, I presented to a Chronic Pain Support group about what pain is and isn’t and where it is registered in the brain. If you look at the fMRI below, the location of where Pain is registered is very different where Sadness ( Suffering) is located. Now it is extremely important to note at this point the emotional component of Acute Pain is Anxiety, while the emotional component to Chronic Pain is Depression.