Blog Posts in July, 2017

  • Dr. Vernon Williams, director of sports neurology and pain medicine at the Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, and a consultant for the Rams, has seen the change in mentality happen before his eyes the past few years. “Two years ago, I’m talking with a coach, a Super Bowl-winning coach, about this kind of injury,” Williams said this week. “And he said, ‘a few years ...
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  • New Conclusions on Concussion 'Cocooning'

    || 17-Jul-2017

    Until very recently, the widespread recommendation by the medical community to patients who had suffered a concussion was simple and straightforward: rest, rest and more rest. The trauma that the brain sustains during a concussion can be from linear forces (like when the brain is forcefully pushed up against the hard ridges and walls of the skull), or from rotational forces (like when a ...
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  • Quinn in the confidence of his teachings, is of the Seattle Seahawks school of thinking as their former defensive coordinator, who also use similar teaching techniques when able to be hands-on with their players. It shows that this rugby tackling isn't an entirely new concept in the NFL. This method only needs to take firm hold in implementation in a conservative league. Dr. Vernon Williams, ...
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  • Floyd suffered two concussions over a span of 34 days last season. It took him two months to recover from the second one. Both occurred in head-down collisions with a teammate. Floyd has spent a lot of time this offseason working on his tackling and getting his head out of the way, according to The Chicago Tribune. “I agree with that and everything that we can do to minimize the risk and ...
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  • It is estimated that traumatic brain injuries (TBI) affect nearly 1.7 million people annually in the United States.1 The most commonly reported complaint associated with TBI is headache, which can result from mild, moderate, or severe injury. The International Headache Society defines post-traumatic headache (PTH) as one that develops within 7 days following TBI or after regaining consciousness ...
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  • 3 Questions to Ask Before Taking Prescription Pain Meds

    || 6-Jul-2017

    Over the last few decades, the prevalence of narcotic painkiller (also referred to as opioids) use in the United States has skyrocketed. This class of medications suppresses the body’s perception of pain by blocking signals between the brain and the nervous system. In the past, usage of opioids for pain relief was mostly limited to short-term instances of severe pain, such as during the ...
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