Frequently Asked Questions
Questions? Click the questions below to get the answers to the most frequently asked questions about our program.
+ Is chiropractic care in your office required as a condition for undergoing neurofeedback therapy?
While we do encourage chiropractic care and offer a package combining both chiropractic and neurofeedback, we do not require you to undergo chiropractic treatment in order to begin neurofeedback therapy.
+ I feel I could benefit from chiropractic care but am afraid of having my bones cracked and my body twisted. Can you still help me?
Yes! Dr. Roddy is one of the top chiropractors specializing in the Activator method of chiropractic adjustment which means there is no cracking and uncomfortable twisting involved. Call our office at 423-899-0808 to schedule a consultation.
+ What is neurofeedback and how can it help my child?
Neurofeedback is guided exercise for the brain designed to retrain dysregulated brainwave patterns back to normal, healthy, organized patterns. Through this process, the brain becomes more stable and is able to operate optimally and efficiently.
The brain communicates with itself and the rest of the body using electrical impulses in the form of brainwaves, which are produced with varied frequencies or speeds. Over 40 years of scientific research has demonstrated that, for any given task, there is an accepted normal pattern of brainwave activity.
For example, when it’s time to go to sleep, the brain should produce the slowest brainwave frequencies called theta and delta waves. When it’s time to be active and attentive, the brain should produce high-frequency brainwaves called beta waves. This should happen easily and automatically. For various reasons, normal brainwave patterns can become dysregulated. When this happens, many different neurological symptoms and conditions may occur. For instance, in the case of a child with ADHD, high-frequency beta waves should be produced so that one can listen to the teacher, do homework, keep track of belongings and complete projects. Instead of producing necessary beta waves, the ADHD brain is producing slow-frequency theta and/or delta waves associated with sleep! Imagine how difficult and frustrating it would be to try to function normally in this dysregulated state.
Neurofeedback is a highly-effective, drugless and non-invasive approach for symptoms related to autism, ADHD, migraines, insomnia, anxiety disorders, behavior issues, and more.
+ How many sessions of neurofeedback are required?
The average person will need 30 to 40, half hour sessions for neurofeedback to be successful, but each person is different and your treatment will be customized based on the dysregulation displayed in your brain map. Contact us to schedule a phone consultation to discuss your specific symptoms and treatment options.
+ When can I expect to see results from neurofeedback?
Many people begin to notice changes after the first 10 sessions, but each person is different and therefore you should not expect to have the same results as another neurofeedback patient.
+ What disorders can neurofeedback help?
Neurofeedback has been shown to be successful in the treatment of symptoms related to ADHD / ADD, Headaches / Migraines, Insomnia, Fibromyalgia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Panic Attacks, Anxiety Disorders, Learning Disorders, Memory Loss, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Post Stroke, PTSD and more.
+ Can I begin neurofeedback while taking medication?
Yes, many patients are already taking medication when they start our program. You do not need to stop taking medication in order to go through neurofeedback, and you should contact your prescribing doctor before stopping or changing any prescription medications.
+ Who can benefit from neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is approved for children and adults. In order for the treatment to be effective, a child should be mature enough to understand and follow directions during each treatment session.
+ Is neurofeedback covered by insurance?
Drs. Hamilton & Roddy do not file with insurance companies for neurofeedback therapy at this time. We are committed to helping as many people as possible obtain this therapy, therefore, we offer affordable treatment packages and have payment plans available. Please contact the office at 423-899-0808 to discuss payment options.