There is no denying that the experience of being in the Military is one that only other military veterans can truly understand. Maybe that’s why after returning home many individuals who experience the aftermath of concussion or brain injury or PTSD believe that something is just wrong with them, when actually they are experiencing symptoms of a neurological condition.
Symptoms can include:
These are symptoms. They do not define you and they are not who you are. They are your brain’s way of telling you that damage has occurred, that an internal miscommunication is taking place.
Let’s say an incident occurs where you experience whiplash. Imagine that the brain stem is the consistency of celery and the cortex is the consistency of jello. During whiplash, a shearing effect occurs. The neurons in that area of the brain that are damaged from the shearing effect are the neurons responsible for activating your fight or flight response and for releasing dopamine, which impacts motivation. Therefore, when our diagnostics indicate damage in that region of the brain, the first thing we ask is – have you experienced increased anxiety, anger or lack of motivation since the incident? The answer is almost always yes.
If your brain is the car and those neurons are your brakes, damage to that system is going to make slowing down or controlling that anger or anxiety as difficult as coming to an abrupt stop with faulty brakes. It’s a problem with how the car is working, not a problem with the driver inside. The first step is to get the car (your brain) functioning properly again.
Codey is an Infantry Marine and served two tours in Iraq with 1st Battalion 7th Marines.
“I have been where you are and have personally gone through this program. This affords me the unique ability to elaborate on Cerebrum’s Military program and how it gave me my life back. I encourage you to watch some of the testimonial videos above. Hearing about Cerebrum from fellow veterans via these videos will tell you all you need to know. Semper Fi” -Codey
Be sure to download the intake forms below and email them to Cerebrum’s Director of Military Programs, William “Codey” Marshall, at firstname.lastname@example.org. These forms MUST be filled out and submitted prior to your start date otherwise we cannot begin treatment at your allotted time.