The Docs talk with a caller about a neck injury, team sports, and Coronavirus
Tag: neck injury
New Year’s resolutions can lead to sprains and strains. In this first episode of 2015, Guest Craig Garrison from Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine gives some good advice on avoiding injuries when starting new exercise programs, increasing your metabolism, and “calories in, calories out”. In Sports Medicine 101, Dr. Souryal covers how the team physician role changes as a team goes into playoffs and the risk/reward equation shifts.
Then Dr. Souryal interviews the man everyone wants to be interviewed by: fashion icon and sideline interviewer for TNT, Craig Sager. Mr. Sager shares the story of how he got started in radio and tv, and set himself apart with his can-do attitude, not to mention his colorful sartorial style! After many health struggles since his leukemia diagnosis in 2014, he is playing golf again and plans to return to the work he loves later this month.
Listeners’ have questions on what goes on with mobility and scar tissue as transverse fractures heal, if motocross racing can be safe after a serious neck injury, the effects of eating infrequently through a long work day, and, inexplicably, does our show sound x-rated? I don’t think so.
Doctor Souryal opens the show with a discussion of why it is important for sports doctors to be sports fans. He also talks about neck injuries and spinal cord contusions, and what doctors look for when assessing the severity of the injuries.
Doctor Mel Manning joins the show as a guest this week. The doctors talk about their least favorite plays. Doctor Souryal talks about the dangers of kickoffs and punt returns. Doctor Manning is more concerned about injuries in the cheerleaders than the football players.
Sports Medicine 101 focuses on Garrett Richards’ ruptured patellar tendon, why surgery is needed to repair patellar tendon injuries, and the hardest parts of the recovery process.
The Doctors answer questions about, arthritis and golfer’s elbow, how anti-inflammatory steroids work, bulging discs causing neck and shoulder pain, and the difference between orthopedists and sports medicine specialists.