Regulatory and autoregulatory physiological dysfunction as a primary characteristic of post concussion syndrome: implications for treatment.

@article{Leddy2007RegulatoryAA,
  title={Regulatory and autoregulatory physiological dysfunction as a primary characteristic of post concussion syndrome: implications for treatment.},
  author={John Leddy and Karl Kozlowski and Michael Fung and David Robert Pendergast and Barry Willer},
  journal={NeuroRehabilitation},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={199-205}
}
Although most patients with concussion recover within days to weeks, a small but significant minority develop persistent signs and symptoms of post-concussion syndrome (PCS). The standard treatments of PCS, rest and cognitive adaptation, have limited effectiveness. PCS patients are advised not to exercise because of the concern for symptom exacerbation. Prolonged rest, however, leads to deconditioning (especially in athletes) and may cause secondary effects including depressive symptoms… CONTINUE READING
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