Improvement in Symptom Severity, Processing Speed and Visual Acuity in a Patient with a History of Multiple Concussions and Anxiety, with Neurological Rehabilitation and Pulsed Magnetic Frequency Therapy

Matthew M. Antonucci1, 2, 3* and Frederick R. Carrick1, 4

1 Carrick Institute, Clinical Neuroscience, United States

2 Plasticity Brain Centers, Neurorehabilitation, United States

3 NeuroSynergy Associates, PA, Neurorehabilitation, United States

4 Harvard Medical School and Harvard-Macy MGH Institute of Health Professions, Medical Education, United States

Background: A 21-year-old, Mexican, male, student with a history of 5 concussions presented with headache, feeling of being in a “fog”, frequent urination up to 6x per day, and anxiety. Graded Symptom Checklist (GSC) severity was 41/162. Trails A (TA) and Trails B (TB) times were 22 and 40.5 seconds respectively. Processing Speed (PS) coding score was 71 correctly matched symbols in 2 minutes. Visual Acuity (VA) line difference was 1.

Methods: A five-day, multimodal program of receptor based neurological rehabilitation was administered three times per day, one hour per session. Each session consisted of electrical somatosensory stimulation, vision therapy exercises, therapeutic exercises, off-vertical axis rotations, and 1 hour in a Magneceutical Health™ Magnesphere™ (30 minutes parasympathetic program, 30 minutes anxiety setting).

Results: Following conclusion of five days of treatment there were improvements in GSC (-51.3%), TA (-47.3%), TB (-42.8%), PS (+7.8%) and VA (-20%).

Conclusion: Short duration, multimodal, intensive programs of receptor-based neurological rehabilitation combined with pulsed magnetic frequencies may be a viable method to improve neurological integrity and performance in individuals with Post-Concussive Syndrome. The authors suggest further investigation into short duration, multi-modal, intensive approaches to restoring neurological function in individuals suffering from mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI)

Acknowledgements: The authors and clinicians would like to acknowledge and thank Magneceutical Health for the provision of the Magnesphere which was utilized in this patient's case.

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