Treatments for Post-Concussion Syndrome: A Systematic Review
Objective: To review current literature regarding interventions for post-concussive symptoms after experiencing mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Methods: Literature gathered through CINAHL and PubMed was assessed for the effectiveness of treatments for post-concussive symptoms. Results: Most of the literature provided evidence that the treatments under evaluation were effective in reducing post-concussive symptoms. Two repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation studies showed increased speed of recovery as well as symptom relief. Hyperbaric oxygen was the only treatment that did not have sufficient evidence of symptom relief. Conclusions: Post-concussive symptoms from mTBI can be treated in multiple ways. The most researched and supported new treatment is rTMS. However, all treatments in this review should be further researched to provide better information on efficacy.