The most scrutinized concussion of all-time has now evolved into something completely different. With this new information how many people will be rushing out to spinal trauma experts to find out if they are dealing with this “soft tissue” injury? If nothing else this has provided some hope for Sidney Crosby, especially after it was again confirmed that he did not have any evidence of a neck fracture;
“There’s a pretty big possibility that I could be causing some of the issues and I hope that’s the case,” Crosby said. “I hope that it’ll improve and that’s hopefully the end of it.”
BE CAREFUL, although his team of experts have now ‘discovered’ this issue (can someone provide us with specifics including an actual diagnosis) Sidney Crosby did/still has a brain injury.
With this injury to the neck it is a wonder that Ted Carrick, the renowned chiropractor, missed this or missed even alleviating some of the issues that come along with this treatable injury.
All of that said, I don’t think I have been exposed to this soft tissue injury before. Perhaps it is because that I have had very, very few individuals complain of neck pain after a concussion. Granted I have only dealt with two concussions that have lasted longer than 5 months. If anyone has a clue as to what structures are actually involved in this injury that “mimics a concussion” please let us know via the comments or by email.
I am fearful that because this is not a well-known ailment and that the most publicized concussion in sports history is now “not a concussion” this will lead to confusion and more ways the adolescent, parent and athlete to once again down-play and avoid the true brain injury.
The skeptic in me has these initial thoughts;
- Residual neck issues are always an issue with contact sports
- I have never heard of this specific of a reason for “concussion-like symptoms”
- The medical teams are now looking for a reason to have such “cls”
- This will be used as an excuse to play through brain injuries
- Why did a chiropractor miss this?
End my skepticism help all of us out…