The frequency in which concussions occur in the National Football League (NFL) is an issue of concern. In the March issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine, authors Michael Clark, Breton Asken, et al. explore the relationship between concussions and the mechanisms by which they occur. The authors state that although there is a… Read more »
Posts Tagged: brain injury
Will My Child Develop Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE?
Parents Express Concern over Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Many parents are increasingly concerned about chronic traumatic encephalopathy. In order to provide insight into this issue, Shawn Love B.S. and Dr. Gary Solomon at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, wrote an informative article: “Pain Physicians’ Corner” published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine in May 2014. If you… Read more »
Brain Injury from Contact Sports Possible Even Without Concussion
Research suggests that repeated impact to the head, like many contact athletes experience, can cause damage to the brain even without a concussion. Dr. Thomas McAlllister at Indiana University School of Medicine compared a group of college athletes engaged in contact sports like ice hockey and football with those participating in track and field. The… Read more »