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Case Report of a Patient Presenting With Post-concussion Syndrome and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

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A Case Report on the Management of a Patient Presenting With Post-concussion Syndrome and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Using the Upper Cervical Chiropractic Technique

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SOURCE:   Topics in Integrative Health Care 2015 (Mar 31);   6 (1)

Scott Bales, DC

180 Parsons Rd #11
Alliston, Ontario,
Canada L9R1E8


Introduction:   This case report describes the chiropractic management of a patient with a history of multiple mild traumatic brain injuries, using Upper Cervical manipulative technique.

Clinical Features:   A 42 year old man presenting with symptoms of post-concussion syndrome, and diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.

Intervention and Outcome:   The Kale Upper Cervical Procedure was utilized to assess, monitor, and correct the effects of an upper cervical subluxation in a patient over an 8 week period. The patient reported significant improvement in symptoms of post- concussion syndrome, and small positive improvements in PTSD symptoms. Follow up at 11 months showed continued improvement in most symptoms.

Conclusion:   Upper cervical chiropractic management of a patient with multiple mild traumatic brain injuries was presented. Significant improvements in post-concussion symptoms were observed.


From the FULL TEXT Article:

Introduction

Concussion is defined as a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain, induced by biomechanical forces. Concussion is often used interchangeably with the term mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) but is more correctly categorized as a subset of TBI. [1] The majority of concussion injuries are temporary in nature, resolving in 7-10 days, with the acute symptoms reflecting a functional disturbance in neurology rather than structural damage. [1, 2] The established management of acute symptoms is physical and cognitive rest and then graded physical exertion before return to play. [1]


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