May 28, 2020
117: What you should know about the NFL, concussions, and brain damage | Morgan Ingemanson PhD.
Football isn’t just a contact sport — it’s a dangerous game of massive bodies colliding into one another. And while it may seem obvious that this sport can do extraordinary damage to brains and bodies, it’s taken far too long for the NFL, the medical community, and football fans to fully reckon with this. At Neuro Athletics, we work with two types of markets: CTE and Alzheimers dementia and we have learned so much in terms of research. We have learned, as a society also, a tremendous amount about concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a degenerative brain condition believed to be caused by repeated hits to the head. A lot of information has been released since the first former NFL player was diagnosed with CTE in the early 2000s. Concern around the issue has only grown now that more than 100 former NFL players have received a postmortem diagnosis of CTE, and new research is finding that youth football may be a risk factor for CTE down the line.On the episode today we are speaking with Morgan Ingmanson who is the Director of Medical Affairs, at Evoke Neuroscience- she’s the leading scientist in computational EEG neuroimaging, providing expert consultations to assist physicians in using electrophysiology biomarkers to diagnose cognitive disorders such as MCI, dementia, and pseudo-dementia. In this episode we discuss: 1. What is a concussion and what is a CTE2. How can you diagnose a concussion? 3. What happens to someone after they take regular blows to the head4. The truth about the NFL protocol 5. Evoke Neuroscience , EEG and qEEG6. Biomarkers for diagnosing concussions 7. When can a player return to play after subconcussive impact8. Where to go to get a brain scan 9. How to deal with post traumatic concussionYou can find more about the scans mentioned here:https://evokeneuroscience.com/https://evoxbrainmap.com/