School is right around the corner. That means football season is also here. If you have a player in your family, don’t forget that Osteopathic Treatments can help mitigate the injuries and reduce the symptoms caused by concussions. Recent scientific studies have shown Osteopathic Cranial treatments increase blood flow and hasten the removal of metabolites throughout the brain.
“Besides the clearance of cerebrospinal fluid and interstitial fluid, the glymphatic system also facilitates the clearance of interstitial solutes such as amyloid-β and tau from the brain. As cerebrospinal fluid and interstitial fluid are cleared through the glymphatic system, eventually draining into the lymphatic vessels of the neck, this continuous fluid circuit offers a paradigm shift in osteopathic manipulative medicine.”
From the Department of Biomedical Sciences (Student Doctors Hitscherich, Smith,
Cuoco, and Ruvolo and Drs Leheste and Torres) and the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (Dr Mancini) at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
(NYITCOM) in Old Westbury.
Recent studies have also shown that Osteopathic Treatments are safe and help in the management of Post Concussion Syndrome. Five of the 7 participants who returned for follow-up demonstrated improvement in their overall concussion symptoms based on the Post-Concussion Symptom Scale scores.