Concussion Coverage North of the Border

Sep 13, 2012

Even the Canadian media is starting to cover the long-term effects of concussions and brain injuries on retired football (and hockey)  players. We’ve heard that there may be concussion lawsuits being considered north of the border now. Dave was on a recent interview with CBC Sports in Toronto to discuss the impact of the concussion lawsuits on the NFL today.
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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Dr. Raymond J. Petras
    September 13th, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    Dr Raymond Petras

    It is great to hear that concussions and their effects are in the news. While bringing concussion awareness to the forefront is necessary and important, all energy should not directed to this end.

    Treatment is hardly ever mentioned. Rest and Tylenol are reported as the treatments to date. There has been another treatment called PsychoNeuro Pain Response™ (PNPR™) also called “Talking Away Pain™ (TAP™) that has been found to safe eliminate the concussion symptoms nausea, dizziness and headaches while improving cognitive functioning. It could possibly help many, if people knew about it.

    While awareness of concussions is being sought the awareness of safe methods that can safely elevate symptoms should also be reported. The medical community should be encouraged to pursue safe, viable treatments.

    Dr. Raymond J. Petras
    Sports Performance & Non-Invasive Injury/Pain Management Specialist

  2. John Hogan
    September 13th, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

    John Hogan

    Dave,

    Great interview.

    Robert, can you delete the propaganda commercial at the beginning from the Canadian government – I think the war of 1812 was a draw!

    On a more serious note, as Canada has a national health care system, I assume that former CFL players can get free health care – and I wonder if that has helped ameliorate the symptoms and problems from concussions and physical injuries?

    John Hogan
    Disability Attorney
    Retired Player Advocate