A 24-year-old male presented with memory difficulties and slurred speech following multiple concussions over the last 10-15 years.
Examination and Diagnosis
History examination revealed decreased frontal lobe function, decrease in semantic memory and memory recall, and slight cognitive impairment.
Patient was put on a high dose of DHA and turmeric. In addition, the patient underwent 6 weeks of neurological rehab and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Treatment consisted of interactive metronome, neuronal sensory integration therapies, and cognitive, balance and frontal lobe activation exercises.
At the re-examination, the patient stated that he has not had any memory difficulties, no slurred speech and that he feels back to normal. Patient was given a home exercise routine to maintain his progress. Patient was monitored once a month for 3 months after the initial course of treatment. Objectively, improvement in frontal lobe function, memory and cognition were observed.
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