Castillo I, Wolf K, Rakowsky A. Concussions and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment: An Adolescent Case Presentation. J Am Osteopath Assoc 2016;116(3):178–181. doi: https://doi.org/10.7556/jaoa.2016.034.
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Concussions commonly occur in adolescents. Although the majority of adolescent patients’ symptoms resolve, about 11% continue to experience symptoms at 3 months. Standard treatment options for prolonged symptoms are not available, and the role of osteopathic manipulative treatment in the management of adolescent concussions is unclear. The authors describe a case of a 16-year-old girl with a history of 3 head injuries who presented with concussion symptoms. After 6 weekly osteopathic manipulative treatment sessions, the patient was able to return to her normal activities. Further research on the role of osteopathic manipulative treatment to manage concussions is needed.
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