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Neurologic music therapy can help people with brain injuries

There are a host of therapy options that have the possibility of helping people with a brain injury. One type of therapy that can help is music therapy. While this type of therapy isn't considered a mainstream therapy, there are some benefits that are well documented.

Biomedical researchers have tackled the difficult task of proving the benefits of music therapy. What they have found is that music is an auditory language that is highly structured. It requires motor control, congnition, and perception by the brain. This makes it an ideal therapy to use to retrain the brain after an injury. Clinical research has shown that music mechanisms can help to improve brain function.

Neurologic therapy is often used as a complementary therapy that cna help to improve the results of other therapy options. It is crucial that the patient takes the music therapy seriously becuase the effects can be tremendous when it comes to re-educating the brain.

When you are trying to decide if neurologic music therapy is appropriate for your case, you have to make sure that you choose a therapy program that adheres to your unique needs. Treatment techniques for these programs are set by scientific and clinical studies, so programs that don't follow these techniques might work. This means that you need to ask about how the techniques used came to be.

Music therapy is only one cost that might be necessary after suffering a brain injury. If you were injured because of an accident in Washington DC, you might want to seek compensation for the injury from the negligent party that caused your accident.

Source: Brainline.org, "How Music Helps to Heal the Injured Brain," Michael Thaut, PhD and Gerald McIntosh, MD, accessed Feb. 24, 2016

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