Study paves way for better treatment of lingering concussion symptoms

ScienceDaily | 5/16/2019 | Staff
Matty123 (Posted by) Level 3
The results of the study, released in Neuroscience journal, show that significant levels of fatigue and poorer brain function can persist for months, or even years, following concussion.

Renowned concussion expert Professor Alan Pearce used innovative brain technology to investigate how we can better understand and diagnose PCS and then, as a result, investigate treatment options.

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"Whether it's a fall at home or tackle on the field -- concussion can affect anyone. But it's the persistent post-concussion symptoms, sometimes occurring weeks and sometimes months after the initial trauma, that are so often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed," said Professor Pearce.

"Mild traumatic brain injuries are the most common injury, and concussions account for 80% of those, so this is a big issue for Australia.

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"For the first time, we used two types of technology to measure signals sent to the brain and signals sent from the brain. From this, we...
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