The proposed mechanism for positive outcomes is mediated through adaptive neuroplasticity. Completion rates were high throughout most of the studies, with an average of 84%. While a severe concussion will normally be referred to as a traumatic brain injury or TBI, normal concussions are referred to as being mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI) due to the fact that a single injury of this type will not typically cause any serious long term health consequences. Application of transcranial direct current stimulation in psychiatry. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2009.08.016, Sharp, D. J., and Jenkins, P. O. Clin. J. (2017). Sports Med. Indeed, it is likely that we do not yet have a comprehensive understanding of the pathophysiology underlying mTBI and PPCS (Huang et al., 2017). Privacy Policy. J. Int. 10:8. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2016.00008, Government of South Australia. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2007.01.027, Walker, J. E., Norman, C. A., and Weber, R. K. (2002). EEG Neurosci. Silent epidemic: the effects of neurofeedback on quality-of-life. Neuropharmacological basis of rTMS-induced analgesia: the role of endogenous opioids. Sci. doi: 10.4324/9780203082805, Ponsford, J., Cameron, P., Fitzgerald, M., Grant, M., Mikocka-Walus, A., and Schonberger, M. (2012). Med. Head Trauma Rehabil. doi: 10.1177/1550059411429531, Tan, G., Thornby, J., Hammond, D. C., Strehl, U., Canady, B., Arnemann, K., et al. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. (2017). American medical society for sports medicine position statement on concussion in sport. Background Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in the US. The symptoms resulting from mTBI can be divided into six categories cognitive, vestibular, ocular, headache/migraines, anxiety/mood and fatigue (Harmon et al., 2019). The classification of mild TBI also includes concussion, … Despite its limitations, this literature indicates that further investigation into neuromodulation for mTBI is warranted. doi: 10.1136/practneurol-2015-001087, Sheedy, J., Geffen, G., Donnelly, J., and Faux, S. (2006). Cortical excitation is induced by high frequency stimulation (5 Hertz or above), while lower frequency stimulation (1 Hertz) reduces cortical excitation (Peinemann, 2004; Mansur et al., 2005). Therap. (2009). Symptoms after MTBI are generally regarded as transient. (2016). Practice 2, 170–185. An attempt was made to classify the results tables using the RoB tool (Sterne et al., 2019), however due to the lack of standardized procedures for reaching an overall judgement in observational studies, this was not used. Modulation of plasticity in human motor cortex after forearm ischemic nerve block. J. Clin. Available online at:, Grandhi, R., Tavakoli, S., Ortega, C., and Simmonds, M. J. 20:46. doi: 10.1186/s12883-020-1622-x, Merritt, V. C., Rabinowitz, A. R., and Arnett, P. A. Neurophysiol. Clin. Rehabil. A pilot study. CDC defines a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury. 47, 327–330. Concussion Rehabilitation/Post Concussion Syndrome. Perform. The persistent symptom-duration also varied between studies, with some considering a minimum 6-month symptom duration as inclusion criteria (n = 4), whilst others selected 3 months (n = 4), 1 month (n = 1), or an unlimited timeframe (n = 5). Supplementary Table 1 summarizes the characteristics of the selected studies including study design, population, age and gender of participants, intervention used, whether they had a control group, initial sample size, follow up time after the last intervention session, completion rate, whether blinding was present and the sources of funding or conflicts of interest listed. It has been suggested that the reasons for limited treatment success to date, is the fact that the interventions do not address the pathophysiological cascade responsible for the persisting symptoms (Hadanny and Efrati, 2016). The level of evidence and RoB analysis was conducted by two authors (FB and CP) and any discrepancies were resolved by discussion. J. Rehabil. (2019). Further disparity regarding terminology exists in relation to the term post-concussion syndrome (PCS), with some using it to refer to the immediate sequalae of concussion, whilst others refer to the prolonged presence of symptoms (Rose et al., 2015). Available online at:, Leung, A., Metzger-Smith, V., He, Y., Cordero, J., Ehlert, B., Song, D., et al. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a form of nondegenerative acquired brain injury resulting from a bump, blow, or jolt to the head (or body) or a penetrating head injury that disrupts normal brain function (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2015). Transient adverse side effects during neurofeedback training: a randomized, sham-controlled, double blind study. |, View all * OCEBM Table of Evidence Working Group = Jeremy Howick, Iain Chalmers (James Lind Library), Paul Glasziou, Trish Greenhalgh, Carl Heneghan, Alessandro Liberati, Ivan Moschetti, Bob Phillips, Hazel Thornton, Olive Goddard & M. Hodgkinson (Oxford: Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine). doi: 10.4103/0253-7176.127246, Rivara, F. P., and Graham, R. (2014). Neurophysiol. (2006). Baseline predictors of fatigue 1 year after mild head injury. More-serious traumatic brain injury can result in bruising, torn tissues, bleeding and other physical damage to the brain. 90, 956–965. Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and chronic cognitive impairment: a scoping review. Med. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Commonly reported cognitive symptoms include difficulties with memory and attention, decreased processing speed, higher distractibility, multitasking difficulties, foggy feeling, and difficulty maintaining a train of thought (Katz et al., 2015; Bergersen et al., 2017). The measures used comprised several imaging techniques including MRI, MRI angiogram, functional MRI (fMRI), diffusion MRI (dMRI), diffusion tensor tractography (DTT), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), magnetoencephalography (MEG), quantitative electroencephalography (qEEG), electrovestibulography (EvestG), videonystagmography (VNG), TMS and functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). Assessment of methodological quality was conducted using the Cochrane handbook of Systematic Reviews of Interventions (Higgins et al., 2019), a risk of bias tool (Sterne et al., 2019) and a published guide for assessing risk of bias (RoB) in observational studies (Viswanathan et al., 2013). Other factors that influence recovery include individual factors such as pre- and post-injury characteristics as well as injury characteristics (Polinder et al., 2018), and motivations for secondary gain (Patrick and Horner, 2014). Measurement of symptoms following sports-related concussion: reliability and normative data for the post-concussion scale. The 14 studies selected for this review included case reports (n = 4), pilot experimental studies (n = 3), uncontrolled open trials (n = 1) and randomized controlled trials (n = 6). The role of controlled exercise in concussion management. Phys. Perhaps the lack of efficacy of current treatment regimens for persistent symptoms following mTBI, is in part due to their symptom-focused nature rather than focusing on restoring neurophysiological function. Psychiatry 75, e17–e18. Laser scanning microscopy can safely be used in the mice to visualize brain tissue just beneath the skull surface. Neurofeedback and biofeedback with 37 migraineurs: aclinical outcome study. 14, 137–162, vii. doi: 10.1089/neu.2016.4399, Willer, B., and Leddy, J. J. Method: A systematic review was conducted using Medline, Embase, PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES and EBM Review. Med. An estimated 99 in 100,000 people of all ages experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in Australia, with numbers varying between states (Pozzato et al., 2019). (2004). 167, 259–265. Neuropsychology 26, 304–313. The studies evaluated in this review fulfilled the following inclusion criteria published in English, investigating an adult sample and using a pre- and post-intervention design. Expert Rev. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038115, Lingsma, H. F., Yue, J. K., Maas, A. I., Steyerberg, E. W., and Manley, G. T. (2015). J. Neurol. doi: 10.3109/02699052.2015.1004756, Rossi, S., Hallett, M., Rossini, P. M., and Pascual-Leone, A. Hence, mTBI represents a significant problem which has implications for the individual and society in general. rTMS for suppressing neuropathic pain: a meta-analysis. Prediction of persistent post-concussion symptoms after mild traumatic brain injury. Prefrontal tDCS and sertraline in obsessive compulsive disorder: a case report and review of the literature. Neurosci. (2009). The model mirrors the effects seen in humans with mild traumatic brain injury. As cell proliferation is disturbed by injury and is required for normal brain development, we investigated how a pediatric closed head injury (CHI) would affect the progenitors of the subventricular zone (SVZ). doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2019.10.179, Sterne, J. (2015). Brain injuries cause more deaths than any other sports injury. Clin. NFT has been reported to improve executive and cognitive functions, memory, attention, motor recovery and seizures following mild, moderate and severe TBI (Tinius and Tinius, 2000; Walker et al., 2002; Duff, 2004; Thornton and Carmody, 2005; Tan et al., 2009), migraine (Stokes and Lappin, 2010), depression (Choi et al., 2011; Linden et al., 2012), anxiety (Hammond, 2005), OCD (Surmeli and Ertem, 2011; Koprivova et al., 2013), and schizophrenia (Surmeli et al., 2012). Systematic review of the prognosis after mild traumatic brain injury in adults: cognitive, psychiatric, and mortality outcomes: results of the international collaboration on mild traumatic brain injury prognosis. Articles, Centro Neurolesi Bonino Pulejo (IRCCS), Italy, Inria Nancy - Grand-Est research centre, France. Specifically, rTMS was effective for improving activation in several areas within the working memory network (Koski et al., 2015; Ansado et al., 2019), increasing information processing speed and verbal fluency (Fitzgerald et al., 2011), reducing overall post-concussion symptom ratings (Koski et al., 2015; Moussavi et al., 2019; Stilling et al., 2019a), chronic pain levels (Choi et al., 2018), headache intensity, frequency and duration (Koski et al., 2015; Leung et al., 2016a,b, 2018; Stilling et al., 2019a), dizziness (Paxman et al., 2019), depression ratings (Fitzgerald et al., 2011; Leung et al., 2018; Moussavi et al., 2019), anxiety (Stilling et al., 2019a), general disability measures (Fitzgerald et al., 2011), and improving quality of life (Paxman et al., 2019; Stilling et al., 2019a). 9, 1113–1113. Participants sought a variety of interventions prior to engaging with the included studies such as medication, physical therapies such as massage, physiotherapy, exercise, craniosacral therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, prism glasses and vision therapy, botox, psychology, social work, and productivity consultation. Approximately 70-90% of the TBI cases are classified as mild, and up to 25% of them will not recover and suffer chronic neurocognitive impairments. Stroke Rehabil. Obsessive compulsive disorder and the efficacy of qEEG-guided neurofeedback treatment: a case series. Rehabil. One example of novel approaches to the management of mTBI is non-invasive neuromodulation. doi: 10.1002/9781119536604, Huang, M. X., Swan, A. R., Quinto, A. Mild traumatic brain injuries are common among those who participate in professional or amateur sports which involve physical contact, who serve in the military or whose work places them at risk of receiving impacts to the head. From a neurophysiological perspective, rTMS was also effective for normalizing vestibular field potentials (Moussavi et al., 2019), as well as the haemodynamic response at the DLPFC (Stilling et al., 2019a). A pilot treatment study for mild traumatic brain injury: neuroimaging changes detected by MEG after low-intensity pulse-based transcranial electrical stimulation. Since there is no general consensus on the use of these terms, and the term PPCS is used in recent literature (McInnes et al., 2017; Mercier et al., 2020), the latter will be used here to refer to a delayed or abnormal response to mTBI. (2014). Procedural and reporting methods were based on the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews (PRISMA) guidelines (see Figure 1 in Moher et al., 2009) as well as the synthesis without meta-analysis (SWiM) reporting guidelines (Campbell et al., 2020) where possible. doi: 10.1207/s15324826an1303_4, Mann, A., Tator, C. H., and Carson, J. D. (2017). Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Condition: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when direct or indirect force is applied to the brain, for example, through direct contact to … Appl. American Psychiatric Association (2000). The terms concussion and mTBI are often used interchangeably, especially in the context of sports-related injuries (McCrory et al., 2013), however they do not always refer to the same thing. Besides the considerations of risk of bias, the intervention protocols used varied between studies, particularly the number of intervention sessions undertaken by the participant. Curr. doi: 10.1007/s10484-015-9289-6, Rose, S. C., Fischer, A. N., and Heyer, G. L. (2015). (2014). Effects of concussion are cumulative in athletes who return to play prior to complete recovery. The team of doctors at the Brain Injury Research Institute is working to investigate the relation between mild traumatic brain injury and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and we welcome donations and fundraising contributions from the public. doi: 10.2340/16501977-2321, Choi, S. W., Chi, S. E., Chung, S. Y., Kim, J. W., Ahn, C. Y., and Kim, H. T. (2011). Affective symptoms may include irritability, depression, anxiety and emotional lability (Katz et al., 2015; Bergersen et al., 2017). doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2013.07.014, Silverberg, N. D., Iaccarino, M. A., Panenka, W. J., Iverson, G. L., McCulloch, K. L., Dams-O'Connor, K., et al. Increasing incidence of concussion: true epidemic or better recognition? Noninvasive brain stimulation for persistent postconcussion symptoms in mild traumatic brain injury. Chronic stress and fatigue-related quality of life after mild to moderate traumatic brain injury. Brain Sci. The number of sessions varied from three to 20, with an average of 11.3 sessions. Clinicopathological evaluation of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in players of american football. The proposed mechanism of action for neuromodulation therapies is to restore altered function within the nervous system, resulting in better functioning and reduced symptomatology (Krames et al., 2009). A pilot randomised double-blind study of the tolerability and efficacy of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on persistent post-concussion syndrome. In this way, neuromodulation opens a doorway for effecting change within the neurophysiological system, a phenomenon that has not been readily available thus far. J. ECT 27, 38–40. Can Fam. An object that penetrates brain tissue, such as a bullet or shattered piece of skull, also can cause traumatic brain injury.Mild traumatic brain injury may affect your brain cells temporarily. 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While inclusion criteria will depend on the population being sampled, the statistical analysis should factor in variables such as symptom duration/ time since injury, severity of symptoms, mechanism of injury, the age of the individual and the number of previous head injuries. J. Neurotrauma 35, A103–A104. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2013.08.300, Carroll, L. J., Cassidy, J. D., Holm, L., Kraus, J., and Coronado, V. G. (2004). The most recent consensus statement for sports-related concussion states that concussion is a subset of less severe mTBI, where altered brain function results from a traumatic injury (Harmon et al., 2019). Related Topics: Health Care Access, Health Care Quality, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, Veterans Health Care; Citation; Embed 10:476. Pain 10, 1205–1216. (2011). Arch. J. Neurol. N Am. RoB 2: a revised tool for assessing risk of bias in randomised trials. 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