How PEMF Therapy Can Help You
Do you have PCS?
According to a recent study, published in 2020 in the Acta Neurologica Scandinavica journal, a small but significant number of mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) result in development of persistent prolonged cognitive deficits, headaches, and mental fatigue. Such symptoms are called Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS). However, the concept of PCS as one unique syndrome is debated, and it remains unclear clear why and who develops PCS. The majority of studies use the term PCS to describe persistent concussion symptoms over 3 months following a non penetrating direct or indirect blow to the head accompanied by loss of consciousness or alterations in mental state for <30 minutes.
How to Treat PCS?
Current management of PCS consists of a multidisciplinary approach of physical therapy, pharmaceutical treatment, vestibular and vision rehabilitation, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Treatment with low frequency pulsating electromagnetic fields (PEMF) is a non invasive, easily administered method that has been well established. Low frequency electromagnetic field therapy has also evolved to include transcranial application with neuroprotective effects including:
Cell proliferation and differentiation
Enhanced neurite outgrowth
Increased microvascular perfusion
The effects of transcranial pulsed electromagnetic field stimulation (PEMF) have been demonstrated on otherwise treatment resistant patients with depression, and Parkinson's disease, but no studies have to date looked at PEMF as a treatment option for post concussion syndrome.